A woman in Albany, NY was gardening in her front yard and uncovered a white plastic bag filled with rocks. Then she found more, over a dozen in all, which turned out to have been placed there by Verizon workers who had removed an old utility pole last month and had run out of sand.
A Verizon spokesman told the Times Union paper that the crew should have emptied the stones from the bags first, and probably shouldn’t have used them at all unless the ground was very wet. Another Verizon rep came out to the property and emptied the bags himself, then said he’d send out a crew to properly fill the hole and repair the damaged lawn.
“No stone unturned in the case of buried bags” [Times Union]