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Dropped Power Pole Incident Alert

Graham Marshall - Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Safety Alert from APPEA which is shown below illustrates how a worker was lifting/erecting a "two-part" steel power pole when a joint in the pole separated causing the bottom section of the pole to slide into the pre-made hole and the top section (still attached to the crane) to swing down and hit the ground.

No personnel was injured.

Key learning for all such lifting operations include:

> Ensure manufacturer’s specifications are reviewed and followed for installation projects;

> Ensure exclusion zones are implemented and observed throughout lifting operations; and

> Verify certifications for lifting points on equipment or structures prior to lifting.

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