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NY1 for You: Residents Say Con Ed Inspector Attached Support Cable to Leaning Electric Pole

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Some Staten Island homeowners are breathing a sigh of relief after turning to NY1 For You for help with a leaning electric pole. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following report.

A large, leaning electric pole that has been concerning Staten Island residents is finally being inspected, which residents say is a step in the right direction.

"It's going to fall. When it's windy out, when we get a windy day, you could see it actually, with your eye, you can see it rocking back and forth," says Steven Desimone, a concerned resident.

Those living near the pole worry that it is unstable after Hurricane Sandy.

"My main concern is, I have kids here. I have three little girls. My neighbors have little kids. This seems to be the area where they like to play a lot, and just the safety of the people," Desimone says.

It's a concern that Desimone says Con Edison had not addressed until NY1 for You called them. A spokesman from Con Ed said that the pole is scheduled for repairs within the first quarter of this year, but the spokesman also said they would send an inspector to the site to check it out.

According to residents, a Con Ed inspector did come out and attached a support cable to secure the pole until a permanent solution is put in place.

NY1 for You will continue to follow the story.

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