Hazards Caused By Aging Chicago Infrastructure

Unsafe public infrastructure is a cause for concern, especially if such infrastructure has degraded to the point where it can easily cause injuries and/or death, or has already done so.  On this site, various posts concerning unsafe sidewalks and other hazardous infrastructure that has caused injuries can be seen in the Slip & Fall category and elsewhere.

On November 16, 2015 CBS Chicago had an investigative segment concerning the potential hazards – and injuries – caused by rusting light poles in Chicago.  The segment (with video) is titled “2 Investigators – Rusty Light Poles A Danger Across Chicago.”

Two excerpts from the accompanying article:

Rusty, dangerous light poles are posing a danger to pedestrians and motorists. Hundreds have fallen over and dozens of people have been injured.


Potentially dangerous poles were even near Betty Shabazz International Charter School, where years earlier a problem pole fell on Karen Nelson’s daughter.

“My daughter was crushed,” Karen Nelson says of her child, Noni Brown, who suffered a spinal injury.

Additional details concerning this hazard can be seen in the CBS Chicago segment mentioned above.


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