Anderson v. Union Elec. Co.Annotate this Case
Plaintiff brought this action against Union Electric Company (UE) for wrongful death after her two children drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks, an impoundment created by Bagnell Dam. Both the Lake and the dam are owned by UE. Plaintiff alleged that her children encountered stray electric current that caused the children’s death from drowning, electrocution, or both. The trial court dismissed the petition, concluding that UE was immune from Plaintiff’s claims under the Recreational Use Act (RUA). The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that UE was entitled to immunity under the RUA, and therefore, the trial court properly dismissed Plaintiff’s petition.