Spring 1999 NOC contact drill

Nathan Stratton nathan at robotics.net
Wed Apr 14 22:34:41 UTC 1999

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

> 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.

In congested areas sometimes it does not even take that much. When you are
dealing with boring machines it can get even harder. A good contractor
will dig by hand in areas that are congested, but...

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> Matt

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