Cartoon: Worried about tight places


Ponzi's been worried, ever since he saw a picture of the tight manhole anybody working on the Dawes Park Lagoon would have to squeeze through, that the city isn't assigning enough urgency in its capital improvement plan to making working conditions there safer.

Here's a copy of the photo, from a city capital improvement program presentation, that first alerted Ponzi to the problem.

In Ponzi's view, current conditions at the lagoon violate state regulations for work in confined spaces — putting the city at risk for legal liability if a worker is injured.

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