Spring 1999 NOC contact drill

scott w scott at digisle.net
Wed Apr 14 21:21:52 UTC 1999





Maybe we could get them to run the fibers alongside gas pipes.  Then
again, maybe that won't stop the evil backhoe either:

http://www.underspace.com/uf/photolib/photo16.jpg

scott



On Wed, 14 Apr 1999 Matthew_S_Cramer at armstrong.com wrote:

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> 
> 
> tech at ebiznet.com wrote:
> 
> >Some organization needs to figure out how to have these vehicles
> >or machines NOT cut fibre. Geeze it's not like these people have
> >never seen a "Call xxxxx before digging" sign before. Who makes
> >sure these companies know where not to DIG or DRILL or BORE????
> >What's their professional certification organization? (union?)
> 
> 
> Believe it or not fibre cuts are not always the fault of the people operating
> the machines or the operator's bosses.  They'll call (as the sign indicates), a
> telco tech will come out and point to the place on the ground where it is "safe"
> to dig (after consulting his/her trusty docs), and then 20 minutes later
> **CRUNCH**.  "Oops - I guess my docs are off my 10-20 meters".  It happens.  I'd
> bet a significant number of cuts are because of this.
> 
> 
> Matt
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