Endlessly attempting to remove scaffolding

I created a prefab for a tiny building. My workers started constructing it and after they were finished they starting breaking down the scaffolding like usual until the very end. Now there is a ladder that my Hearthlings have been endlessly trying to tear down for days. They hammer at it for a while, go grab a new piece of wood from the stockpile and repeat.

I went ahead and built the same exact prefab again and this time they still did not completely remove all the ladders from the building. They instead just leave it with a few remaining ladders.

Below I’ve provided the save file and the prefab if this would be of help, thanks :slight_smile:

Save Game


I experienced the hearthlings leaving ladders after most buildings are completed in release-460 as well. Super annoying! I just destroy them with commands, but that’s obviously not desired. Hope this is included in next patch!

can confirm. Have seen this behavior in my game as well.

I made a custom building and they took all the scaffolding and ladders down, but not on one side of the building. I did add free standing wall and foundation that connected to that side, so maybe that was the cause in my case. Nevertheless, I hope this bug is corrected soon.

Paging @Albert and @Ponder, the provided template still has issues on release 472.

Title: Worker Building Infinite Ladder

A bunch of Workers just finished the preset Cottage for Two building, when they all finished, i realize there was a ladder left behind, stuck in the roofing. My best idea i thought of was to build a ladder facing the opposite direction of the current glitched ladder. The worker started obviously started to grab wood to build the ladder, but when he/she started only the building animation was displayed as they kept trying to build or destroy the ladder, leaving them stuck and using all my supply of wood. {They leave for sleep and food but all else they are stuck doing one job.}

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Build a Cottage for Two
  2. Wait for Worker to cover up a ladder that someone is building.
  3. Ladder gets stuck in Roof inside block.
  4. Place another ladder facing opposite direction of current glitched ladder.
  5. Wait for Worker to get stuck.

Expected Results:
Remove the glitch ladder from the finished house and move to the rest of the Village.

Actual Results:
Worker Building a Ladder Forever for days.

Workers seem to switch between the Infinite Ladder Job.


Versions and Mods:
Alpha 12, Develop-2620 (x64)