LEC Removes ‘Death Trap’ on Benson & Lynch Streets

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Following the Daily Observer’s story last Thursday about a dangling LEC light pole that has since January 25 posed a grave danger to traders, pedestrians and residents at the intersection of Benson and Lynch Streets in Monrovia, the LEC management has removed the hanging pole and replaced it with a new one.

The pole hanging precariously overhead was seen as a death trap causing fear in the community over the tragedy it could cause if it fell on pedestrians, petty traders, vehicles and buildings in the area. 

But immediately after this paper published the story, the LEC management dispatched a team of engineers, among them, linemen, who combined their efforts to replace the pole with a new one.

By replacing the dangling pole, which was knocked off its base on Sunday January 25, allegedly by a speeding vehicle, the community at the intersection are now at ease and grateful to the LEC management for its overdue but welcomed intervention.

One resident only identified as Temacaus, whose fianceé trades along with other women under the pole, described LEC’s removal of the damaged pole, as a “good effort to save the lives of ordinary persons on the streets.”

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