CHILD DEATH TRAP? Palm Beach County Water Utility’s West Boca Danger Zone

West Boca Water Utility Site

Death Trap? This construction site is dangerous and unprotected. Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department is not responding to inquiries about the dormant site.

UPDATE: 11:52a Tuesday, December 13th: Don’t ever mock the power of BocaNewsNow.com. A fence was erected hours after this article first appeared yesterday and now surrounds the worksite. There is still a substantial amount of dangerous equipment outside the fence, but clearly Palm Beach County is aware of the unprofessional and careless manner in which its workers left the site for weeks. See the bottom photo for the brand new fence.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Open man holes, large pipes, electric pumps and piles of dirt have sat dormant for weeks at the intersection of West Palmetto Park Road and Judge Winikoff Road in West Boca Raton. The Palm Beach County Water Utility Department — which started work months ago — has left the dangerous site just feet from Loggers Run Middle School.

Photos show just how dangerous the unprotected area is, including a meaningless makeshift fence on one side made of orange plastic and displaying a “no trespassing” sign.

Attorneys tell BocaNewsNow.com that this is what’s known as an “attractive nuisance” — a dangerous site that is calling out to curious kids walking by on their way to school.

“This is an injury or wrongful death lawsuit waiting to happen,” said one legal expert to BocaNewsNow.com.

We called PBCWUD and received no response.

We’ll update when and if we do.

Danger Zone? Palm Beach County Water Utilities is not responding to a request for information on this dormant site near Loggers Run Middle School.

Danger Zone? Palm Beach County Water Utilities is not responding to a request for information on this dormant site near Loggers Run Middle School.

A huge water pump unprotected at the intersection of Judge Winikoff and Palmetto Park Road. Palm Beach County Water did not respond to a call for comment.

A huge water pump unprotected at the intersection of Judge Winikoff and Palmetto Park Road. Palm Beach County Water did not respond to a call for comment.

 

This fence was added hours after our article first appeared. (December 13, 2016).

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