This scene made me think about the warning to “call before you dig”. I suspect they did call, however I am surprised that the power line was not removed before the dig started. Apparently the number to call is 811.
Following is a link to the Dig Safely website. We are also sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: An excavation site (dig) found in the Dilworth historic district near uptown Charlotte.