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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

Line Worker Killed Working Short

Oct 10, 2022

A cable worker was killed in Fairfax County, Virginia, when the bucket he was operating hit the power line.

His bucket caught fire, and then the whole truck became engulfed in flames. Twelve hundred people lost power as a result.

Cox Cable claims it was an accident. Is it an accident that he was operating this truck by himself? Is it an accident that Cox, Comcast, and Verizon often send their workers out in trucks by themselves? This is not the first time such an incident has occurred. A similar “accident” happened to a Verizon worker a month earlier in Georgia.