The ETU has been made aware of an incident that occurred yesterday where a Post A private pole collapsed whilst an Ausgrid employee was climbing the pole. This incident has resulted in the hospitalisation of the employee.
The union has always opposed the climbing of Post A poles due to the uncertainty of their installation and the inability to fully test the poles integrity. For that reason the ETU has moved this morning to ban all work on Post A private poles until an investigation has been undertaken and corrective action agreed to.
If any members have doubts, questions or concerns relating to this work ban you should immediately contact your workplace delegate or ETU organiser Anthony O’Sullivan (0429 429 234).