Electrician sentenced for electrocution death of boy

Posted Thursday, July 8, 2004 10:08 AM | Contributed by Sarah Jackson

Nick Rock was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail, two years probation, 200 hours of community service, and he must pay restitution of $55,000 to the family of Grayson Yoe, the boy electrocuted to death at last year's Lake County Fair. Rock was found guilty for not properly grounding the ride.

Read more from WEWS/Cleveland.

Thursday, July 8, 2004 12:21 PM
That seems to be a reasonable punishment, with good behavior he'll be out in a few weeks.
Thursday, July 8, 2004 12:23 PM
He'll probably be dead before he finishes that probation.
Thursday, July 8, 2004 1:49 PM
Gee, aren't you a ray of sunshine Den... ;)
Thursday, July 8, 2004 3:24 PM
rollergator's avatar It said "sentenced FOR electrocution", not sentenced TO electrocution...;)

That would be "Old Testament style" justice I suppose....but seriously, though, I do gotta wonder if he forfeited his electrician's license....

Thursday, July 8, 2004 10:34 PM
i cant believe though, that the judge said, "in a world untouched by mercy or justice i would demand your life"....thats just a bit too dramatic. its obvious the man made an honest mistake. granted, he should be punished, but for the judge to talk to him like hes human garbage...thats just stupid.
Friday, July 9, 2004 9:17 PM
Unfortunately, it wasn't an honest mistake. It was clearly very negligent. Hence the conviction and sentence. Mr. Rock admitted to knowingly failing to connect the ground.

Saturday, July 10, 2004 10:03 PM
kpjb's avatar He didn't ground the ride because "nobody told him to."

In other words, he knew it needed to be done and that it was his responsibility. He is absolutely responsible, and it was no mistake.

Sunday, July 11, 2004 3:44 PM
One of the things that bothers me about this is the charging of the ride inspectors. If I recall under Ohio law the are not required (or responsable) for electrical inspection. They are not qualified electrical inspectors. Who ever was responsable for the final electrical is the person that should be held acountable.

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