On Tuesday, video showing multiple cars sliding off the road to avoid a Comcast truck quickly went viral. The incident, which occurred in Indianapolis, began when a Comcast truck parked in the right lane of the street so that workers could repair a utility box after a car slid into it.
The man filming the video became adamant that the workers either move their vehicles elsewhere or place more cones, as drivers didn’t have enough time to react.
The workers seemed to brush off the inconvenience they were causing, as the man filming witnessed five cars slide off the road, and at one point, two cars even slid into each other.
Comcast’s Senior Vice President of Technical Operations Ed Marchetti released the following statement regarding the incident:
When I watched this video I was very concerned by what I saw. Our employees should always protect people and treat them with respect no matter what the situation. Safety matters most – especially in dangerous weather conditions like this.
We are actively investigating what happened when our technicians were on site to restore services during an outage and we will reach out to those who were impacted by this incident.
Within the next 24-48 hours, my team leaders will meet with our technicians across our company to use this as an example of how important it is to make everyone’s safety a priority in everything we do.
And just as important, there’s no place for disrespect – treating people the right way is the only way to work.