- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A woman who claims she suffered an electric shock at a Universal Orlando water park last year has filed a lawsuit, but the theme park resort is blaming the woman for negligence.

Universal Orlando filed a response last month to April Carlino’s lawsuit, saying she failed to use “reasonable care” for her own safety. Universal Orlando said any injury Carlino suffered was from a preexisting condition.

Carlino had sued the Orlando-based theme park resort in November, seeking an undisclosed amount of money. She said she was shocked last June while at the Volcano Bay water park. Her lawsuit didn’t detail her injuries.

Last November, federal work-safety investigators said Universal Orlando wouldn’t be cited because the resort was unaware something was wrong.

A Universal official told investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that engineers measured 20 to 30 volts on a sidewalk. The cause was found to be electrical wiring damaged during construction that sent electrical currents through the ground, according to an OSHA report.

A Universal spokesman on Tuesday said the company would not comment.

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