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Accidentially to hit underground cable..It took a cable company 3 days to fix it. how much cost him?

  • August 25 2009 - US
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This is indeed a big mistake.
you said it took 3 days.
I can only venture to guess around $3000 - $10000.
Hind site is 20-20 so we wont go into the whole dig alert thing.

  • February 11 2010
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In Colorado Comcast will charge you only services fee 27.20$ (real cost about 100$)
  • October 29 2009
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The question can only be answered by what was an accident?  I know that NY and NC both have 811 numbers.  Just dial 811 on any phone (cell, land line, internet connection) and make a dig request for your area.  Normally, this "dig request" is for equipment like trenchers, backhoes, and the like.  If you are hand digging the area it's not required.

The 811 number is free.   You must (usually) use a white marking paint on the intended dig zone.  All utilities will be marked in the appropriate color (red, blue, yellow, etc) with marking paint and/or flags.  The number is a free request.  The marking crew is free. 

In NY, it's against the law to dig without proper 811 requests.  Parties may be liable for all repairs and possibly crimminal charges (loss of life, limb or property).  I know of one contractor that dug up a main fiber trunk line to a reservation call center (airline).  It took several days to make the repairs.  The contractor is longer in business. 

Check out the www.call811.com web site.  It's free and for your informational use.  Please dial 811 on your phone.  Good Luck.

  • October 29 2009
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Was it on his own property ?
Maybe his homeowners insurance covers this kind of thing.

Is this person a licensed contractor ?
Then his liability insurance would probably cover it.

  • August 27 2009
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He is waiting for a bill from the cable company. He just wants to know if anyone here has experienced with the situation.
  • August 26 2009
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How much will it cost the individual who made the mistake?  It depends on exactly what was involved in the repair.   Ask the cable company.
  • August 26 2009
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