Nfld. & Labrador

Light pole falls over, damages 2 vehicles at St. John's Tax Centre

A light pole fell over in the parking lot of the St. John's Tax Centre on Monday, damaging two vehicles and closing the building for the remainder of the day.
A light pole toppled and crashed onto two vehicles at the federal taxation centre in St. John's on Monday. (Submitted photo)

A light pole fell over in the parking lot of the St. John's Tax Centre on Monday, damaging two vehicles and closing the building for the remainder of the day.

The parking lot was closed on Monday while inspectors examined and removed other light poles. (Cecil Haire/CBC)

A spokesperson with Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) said the two damaged cars belonged to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employees, but no one was injured.

After the pole fell, CRA advised staff to remove their vehicles from the parking lot and leave early for the day.

The parking lot was closed to allow a structural engineer to inspect the other light poles in the parking lot, which are now being removed and replaced, according to Aaron Bower, senior communications adviser for PWGSC.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversationCreate account

Already have an account?

now