Apr 17, 2012

MORE Pre-tragedy photos!

I've posted about this before, but I decided to take a few more photos today, since spring is springing and there is such a stark contrast between a living and a dead tree.

Here we have a living and a dead tree side-by-side. Click to enlarge.

Notice that, in the dead tree, there is an industrial grade cable strung on some kind of pulley. I've contacted many of the local utilities, and the city, but I was told repeatedly it's someone else's responsibility. Click to enlarge.

Let's have a closer look at that. It's an industrial sized pulley, exerting a lot of tension on that wire, attached by a piece of fucking rope to a dead branch of a dead tree. Click to enlarge.

And in case you thought that the wire was just hanging straight downward, no sir. That's some serious sideways-tension. Click to enlarge:
The cable strings across the street, above our parked cars, and above the front yard where children play all afternoon. When someone is injured or dies from this, here is proof that it could have been avoided. Plantation Street, Worcester, MA.

UPDATE: Here is where the cable eventually connects to a pole. It goes through two more pulleys attached to trees. 

UPDATE 2: Here's a map of the whole situation.


Anonymous said...

I have something similar on my street. The electricians said if it fell the fire would burn the neighborhood. Yes the neighborhood..

abnormalbrain said...

I have a friend who noticed my repost of this on facebook, who is on the inside at NStar. If we get anywhere with this, I will give you whatever info I have to get it resolved.

They can't just unaccountably put innocent people at risk. My email is derek at abnormalbrain dot com.

Gabe said...

DPW should at least be able to get you in touch with the right utility. Should being the key word.