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Safety notice – Risks associated with working on or near lamp columns with non-standard roots during excavation works

In February 2010 a young child was killed and a woman injured when a lamp column fell on them. The lamp column fell outside the boundary of a site where street works were taking place.

The lamp column was of a non-standard root design being a cranked root where the foundation is offset from the lamp column. Normally such root designs are employed to avoid existing underground services or obstructions.

View safety notice ‘Risks associated with working on or near lamp columns with non-standard roots during excavation works’