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Don't press the big red buttom on the wall!
- Subject: Don't press the big red buttom on the wall!
- From: sean at donelan.com (Sean Donelan)
- Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:51:29 -0400 (EDT)
See that big red button on the wall under the sign "Do Not Push This
DC 911 outage caused by contractor error
WASHINGTON ? D.C. is now operating two separate 911 centers after a power
outage caused by human error left the nation?s capital without any
emergency phone service for almost an hour on a busy weekend night.
A contractor working Saturday night inadvertently pulled an emergency
power shut off switch that cut electricity to the 911 phone system and a
call routing system at the District?s Unified Communications Center, said
the center?s Director Karima Holmes.
?Unfortunately because it was human error we weren?t prepared for it,?