Timeline: Falling stadium poles

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:46 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 16 at 4:16 PM

TIMELINE: FALLING STADIUM POLES

At least 80 defective poles sold by Whitco Co. LLP have been removed because of serious cracks. The following list documents some of the instances in which the poles collapsed:

Oct. 2005, Aberdeen, S.D.: A pole fell at a Northern State University athletic field.

Feb. 2007, Worcester, Mass.: A recently installed pole fell at a field at Worcester Technical High School.

April 2007, Lexington, Ky.: A 90-foot pole fell at Applebee's Park, where the Lexington Legends, a minor league baseball team, played.

December, Midlothian: A 70-foot pole collapsed on a football field.

December, Round Rock: A pole fell at a Round Rock ISD athletic complex.

March, Buda, Texas: A pole crashed into an empty gymnasium at Hays High School near Austin.

April, Sanger: Two poles fell on consecutive days at Sanger ISD's athletic complex.

April, Uniontown, Pa.: An 80-foot pole fell on Uniontown High School's football field during a storm.

SOURCES: Dallas Morning News research; Austin American-Statesman

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