NYC utility hires cabs to guard elect...

NYC utility hires cabs to guard electrical hot spots

There are 9 comments on the Newsday story from May 3, 2007, titled NYC utility hires cabs to guard electrical hot spots. In it, Newsday reports that:

The cabs guard stray voltage areas _ electrified manholes, grates or other items that can deliver lethal shocks to people and pets _ until work crews can fix them, a newspaper reported Thursday.

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Stony Brook NY

Bound Brook, NJ

#1 May 3, 2007
Hey, ConEd customers - look for an increase!!

Brooklyn, NY

#2 May 3, 2007
Fine with me. At least they're not barrelling thru the streets, running red lights, driving into cafes and running over emergency service workers.
Power by the Hour

Port Washington, NY

#4 May 3, 2007
Keeps the meter running.

United States

#5 May 3, 2007
see for more info

Long Island City, NY

#6 May 3, 2007
Haha keep the meter running. I get it! then they charge the customers.
Power by the Hour wrote:
Keeps the meter running.

Chesterfield, MO

#7 May 3, 2007
They should consider roping and covering the 'hot spots' with something else. Paying someone to just stand there sounds retarded

Brooklyn, NY

#8 May 3, 2007
The MTA should hire cabbies to watch the LIRR gap.

Bay Shore, NY

#9 May 3, 2007
Man,if the voltage really strays we could eliminate a lot of illegal aliens.
Transplant to Pa

Vincentown, NJ

#11 May 3, 2007
Cabbies being used to protect the people..Hum, let me get this right
If the shock won't kill you, then the SMELL will!!!

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