The Herald reports:

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown says heads must roll at Transpower after the grid provider revealed the collapse of a transmission tower and the resulting power outage in Northland was due to too many nuts on the pylon being removed.

Transpower chief executive Alison Andrew today confirmed a maintenance crew had removed the nuts of three legs of the pylon last Thursday. She said the proper maintenance procedures were not followed and called the improper work “unprecedented and inconceivable”.

It’s almost comical, apart from the impact. Hey lets remove all the nuts at the same time from three of the four four legs of this really tall tower, as that is quicker than cleaning them one at a time!

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