Pole Fallover

Brief Description of Incident:

Crew was starting to salvage a multi pole wooden structure, starting at the top of the structure.  While removing the last timber, at an approximate height of 10”, the Apprentice who was belted in, yelled out “I’m going down boys”, and the pole fell over.

There were no immediate injuries.  The pole was hammer checked and visually inspected.  An inspection later identified that the pole had approximately 7inches of hollow rot.

Pole Fallover