“Not our Pole”, says TSTT

TSTT wishes to correct certain inaccuracies concerning reports of an incident which occurred in Arima on Wednesday 7th March 2018  in which a utility pole fell, causing damage to a vehicle.

TSTT conducted a full review of the incident immediately upon receiving the report. It is to be noted that all of TSTT’s poles of a similar age to the pole which fell are clearly marked with TSTT labeling. However, the pole which fell was unmarked in this regard. Further, the pole in question had street lighting accessories and ceramic fittings attached to it, and these attachments and fittings are inconsistent with any poles which TSTT owns.

Based on its enquiries, TSTT has concluded definitively that the pole in question does not belong to the company, and would therefore like to make it clear that the incident was not caused by a rotting TSTT pole as has been erroneously reported.

Public Safety is a priority for TSTT. As a responsible corporate citizen TSTT maintains a robust plan for continuously auditing its distribution network that includes over 40,000 poles  to identify any anomalies including leaning or rotted poles. This is a responsibility which the company takes very seriously in the interest of safeguarding the public and ensuring service reliability.

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