Hey! That's the story Don & I were thinking of!
I remembered it pretty well...
The first time I read this story years ago, I was apprehensive of which side to be on.
I've seen so much bad work that I could only hope for such enforcement.
However, as I gained experience, I realized that under just the right circumstaces,
I could have made the same mistakes. Perhaps the home-owner had supplied the replacement
and the electrician merely overlooked checking the nameplate rating,
subconsciously trusting his customer to have purchased the right thing... Perhaps it was a long day,
and he was in a rush trying to fit these people into his schedule.
There was no mention if an EGC was even available, only that the ground screw had not been used. (Lawyers can be tricky!)
A really sad situation all around.
[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 01-02-2003).]