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Re: Major fiber cut in Tyson's Corner area

  • From: David Lesher
  • Date: Wed Apr 14 00:15:11 1999

TV Gnews is reporting that the villain is NOT (!!) a backhoe.

Rather, it's a boring machine, the kind that rams a 10' length
of rod into the ground, then backs up to accept another section.
(MFS contractors used same here last summer. The nifty part is
how the steer same 140' out and 20' down....)

The strike is ~12' deep; Hell Atlantic & friends have 2 backhoes
and considerable shoring on site at present.

Servint.com was named as being knocked down by this.

I am worried. Does this mean that OTHER kinds of machinery 
are now subject to Creutzfiber-Jakhoe disease? Is it being
spread through Diesel fuel? 


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