Comcast Employees Responsible for Blocking Traffic and Causing Accidents

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Senior Vice President of Technical Operations at Comcast, Ed Marchetti, expresses his disapproval of the employee’s actions via a written statement.

A video recorded by a driver whose car spun out because of a Comcast truck was blocking traffic went viral on the Internet. In the first seconds, the recording shows multiple cars thrown off the road, as a direct result of motorists trying to avoid the Comcast truck.

As a result, several cars got stuck in the snow at the base of a small in Indianapolis, Indiana. The clip sparked heated discussions on Reddit after Daniel uploaded the clip Tuesday night, December 13th. The onlooker asked the reporters to keep his last name undisclosed.

Comcast Workers Refuse Taking Precautionary Measures

The video recording depicts a Comcast Xfinity employee working next to the company’s truck. The road was already covered in a layer of snow and more was falling. At first, Daniel asked the employees to move the truck, as it was causing cars to go off the road. However, the worker does not listen to him and refuses to take any measures to prevent potential accidents. Next, the onlooker asks the employees to place, at least, more cones in order to let the other drivers know about the traffic issues ahead before it is too late.

Even though the clip captures a pile of cones in the back of the company’s truck, the Comcast employee refuses to put more out. In the meantime, the clip shows how other cars start to slide off the road. In the end, Daniel gets out his own cones, in an effort to warn other participants to the traffic about the truck sitting in the middle of the road.

When the onlooker asks a second employee on the scene why they refuse to place more cones on the road, the worker says that they are required to place only one cone per 10-mile speed limit. Then, the visibly irritated employee drives away. Only moments later, the inevitable happened and an accident occurred. Two cars were involved. Luckily, nobody was hurt.

Company’s Response

Senior Vice President of Technical Operations at Comcast, Ed Marchetti, expresses his disapproval of the employee’s actions via a written statement. He also says that the company’s policy is to protect and respect people all around no matter the circumstances.

In his statement, Ed Marchetti explains the Comcast employees were working to restore services during an outage. Ultimately, he said that the company is currently investigating the incident.

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About Andreas Petersen

Andreas was too little to remember when he and his parents first set foot in America. He considers himself a true American citizen, but uses every opportunity to promote his Danish origins. He is deeply found of politics, all nations’ politics and generally looks forward to the presidential elections. His BA degree in Political Sciences has helped him get familiar to the constitutional frames of US and non-US nations.