Woman Who Fell into Baltimore Pit Settles for $1.2M

August 6, 2009

A lawyer who represents a woman who was burned when she fell into a steam-conduit excavation site says she has settled her case for $1.2 million.

Andrew Levy represented 31-year-old Arianne Spaccarelli in her case against Baltimore, Trigen-Baltimore Energy Corp. and its subcontractors.

Spaccarelli was walking next to a chain-link construction fence on a rainy night in October 2005 when she fell into the pit at Guilford Avenue and Saratoga Street.

Her husband managed to pull her out, but she suffered second- and third-degree burns over 43 percent of her body from the steam conduit inside the pit.

The fence, secured with concrete blocks, had been pushed back by a hit-and-run driver and no longer enclosed the four- to five-foot hole.

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