Delta CEO fronts up on dangerous, toppling power poles

Delta CEO fronts up on dangerous, toppling power poles

A fortnight ago, we brought you the story of thousands of dangerous power poles which are putting lives at risk and have already been responsible for a death.

The poles are the responsibility of lines company Delta and are dotted around Otago.

A whistle-blower walked out on a 30-year career in electricity to speak out because he said management weren't listening to his safety concerns.

Richard Healey estimated there are 3000 power poles which need to be replaced.

Today, Delta said they need to make dramatic changes and they will borrow $26 million dto replace 3000 power poles by the end of next year.

Why did it take one man's death and a whistle-blower to speak out before the company acted?

Delta CEO Grady Cameron finally speaks to Story.

Watch the video for the full Story report.

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