Asbestos danger on dual-use path
I recently saw a youth fall from a Razor-type scooter.
The scooter’s wheel had been caught in the collapsing side of a 1970s-era PMG phone pit.
The following morning, while walking the dog, the rising sun reflected off the side of the pit and a close look confirmed it contained asbestos cement.
While foot traffic would have little chance to break up and release fibres, the hard urethane wheels of the Razor-type scooters had been damaging the top edge and crushing small lumps of asbestos.
When the slabbed footpath was upgraded to a wider concrete dual-use path some years ago, I found it odd that the pits were not replaced at that time.
I have seen collapsing pits in my street and on Malibu Road near Safety Bay Senior High School.