And in Las Vegas, it was the Sprint business office, plastered all over city busses. But all such non-standard uses are now preempted by FCC order.
Any contractor that's "too lazy or stupid to make that call" won't be in business long. If the repair bill doesn't put him out of business, his insurance carrier certainly will.
Are you sure that the cut resulted from a contractor's failure to call? There are numerous other requirements that both the contractor and the phone company must follow. If the phone company didn't follow through on its obligations, it would be at fault, not the contractor.
Perhaps you might want to review the Pennsylvania One Call System's "Users Guide," which includes the full text of the Pennsylvania "Underground Utility Line Protection Act."Neal McLain