I reported this in early December. It's not been fixed yet. Looks like it's been like this a long time. Pretty casual attitude from the utility company about what is an obvious electrocution hazard. I like the electrical tape 'repair' that had gone bad.
They figure its safe enough, the circuit is only hot when the light is on .
I reported a live abandoned construction service crossing a road and hanging 4 feet off the ground next to a sidewalk back in September.
It took 6 more calls to the 1-800 number for a status update, and finally one visit to the local district office to see if it had been assigned to a service crew before it was cut at the transformer at the end of November.
The line was still left hanging over the road until yesterday when I came by and saw a crew finally removed it the day before but they left the part hanging 12 feet down from the insulator towards the ground.
And the handhold covers, it does not matter where you go you see a lot of them missing because of them being stolen for their scrap value.
Some of these fixtures are no longer made and the utilites don't have replacement handhold blanks anymore for them so they try the piece of cardboard or metal with black tape or ty-wrap to make a cover.
It will take some kid getting hurt for the utility to get ordered to check all the openings and weld a cover on.
I see the access covers taped on the POCO light poles all the time around here.They have the correct cover but, the screws have seized over time and twist off when the repair guys try to open them.The we all know whats next - Bring out the black tape
What I have found interesting is that the traffic signal poles in my city are not missing access covers. The traffic utility has a dished washer on the nut to keep it from being turned with a wrench, vice grips or pliers. For some reason none of the metal thief's have figured out how to remove them yet.
Pole lite with out covers- Way too common here. in fact we got splices with out poles all over the place here- 480V. The OPs' photo- well that is the best case we see here. I f we see that we are happy knowing the public is safe!