Appellee Terry Wayne Knighton sustained extensive burns and other injuries when, while working on a roofing job for which his employer had contracted, he came in contact with high-voltage electrical distribution lines owned by appellant Georgia Power Company (Georgia Power). Knighton brought a tort action against appellant, alleging negligent installation and maintenance of the lines. Georgia Power denied these allegations and asserted that the injuries were attributable to appellee's own lack of ordinary care and due diligence. The Baldwin County Superior Court denied appellant's motion for summary judgment, and this court granted an application for an interlocutory appeal. Georgia Power enumerates as error the trial court's denial of its motion for summary judgment and failure to grant dismissal as a defendant. Held:
The record in the instant case discloses that appellant has not met either of its evidentiary burdens, supra, and that there remain a number of factual issues appropriate for jury deliberation and determination. The trial court did not err in denying Georgia Power's motion for summary judgment and in sending the case to the jury.
Wallace Miller, Jr., for appellant.