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Measure Twice

Attention, demolition crews! When summoned to demolish a house, don't rely on GPS coordinates. And be sure to contact the owner. You'd think this would be standard protocol, but apparently one crew in Carroll County, Georgia did not follow this procedure and wound up leveling the wrong house. Homeowner Al Byrd lost the home, built by his father with his own hands, where he was raised with his nine brothers and sisters. It is believed the targeted house was the one across the street. Next up, the lawsuit.


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06/22/2009 04:42 PM sunnyporter

I saw this on Fox News. The man that owns the house was very nice. I do feel sorry for them and they have the right to sue!! The person that gave the orders is cetainly responsible.
and should be heald accountable. Good luck in anything being done about it.

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06/22/2009 05:18 PM fixatlanta

I always try to be careful when doing home improvement jobs myself. I do keep a list of reputable contractors handy if I ever get in over my head though!

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