Uncovered Traffic Signal Lamp Poles May Pose Danger

By: Zaki Salleh

IPOH – Death could be looming!

The exposed electrical wires at the junction box of a traffic signal lamp pole on Jalan Pengkalan Barat 18 here are causing concerns about potential hazards.

An investigation by Peraktastic/Ipoh Echo revealed that this condition has existed for several months. By safety practices, each traffic signal lamp pole should have securely locked covers.

This is because exposed electrical wires can pose a danger to the public and the risk of electric shock for anyone who comes into contact with them.

An incident occurred in 2019 when a worker died from an electric shock while replacing a street lamp pole at Kilometer 16.5, Jalan Ipoh-Kampar, near the Rural Transformation Center (RTC) Gopeng, Ipoh.

The victim, an employee of a private company, was performing maintenance work on the street lamp poles at the time.

As a result, the authorities are urged to take immediate action to prevent any unwanted incidents.

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