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Re: Spring 1999 NOC contact drill

  • From: Nathan Stratton
  • Date: Thu Apr 15 08:15:13 1999

On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, Alan Spicer wrote:

> * You need to conduct a FIXING FIBER DRILL and some training for
> BACKHOE and DRILL/BORING machine operators instead ;-)
> 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?)

Most of them do have maps of where everything is, the problems is
sometimes it just does not work out that way. Sometimes things are just
off a little. When you are working with machines that are so large it
does not take much to destroy a cable. 
> Can we give them a free FIBER and CABLE map somehow? How about
> a free subscription to "Don't Dig Here" magazine (if there was one ;-)

Well as long as the maps are not off a little. :-)

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