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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. Las Vegas man worried about utility cover

Posted at 6:38 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 21:38:04-04

A Las Vegas man says something is in his front yard is an accident waiting to happen.

He is worried about the neighborhood kids tripping on the edge of the utility cover in his yard near Lone Mountain Road and Cliff Shadows Parkway, but says the party responsible doesn't seem to share his concern.

"I've been trying to get this cover trip hazard repaired for nearly 14 years," said Anderson. "Like 10 years ago, my daughter tripped on this."

The edge of this cover sticks up about an inch or two.

"I've looked all over town and I don't see anything that's a trip hazard that is like this," he said. "If you look at all the other covers everywhere you go, they're all flush. This is just an accident waiting to happen."

There is nothing the city, his homeowners association or the police can do about the problem cover in front of his house -- it belongs to CenturyLink.

"I'm not going to be the one to want to be responsible for somebody else that get hurt on this," Anderson said. "It's just not right."

Anderson said he contacted CenturyLink to have them fix it. He said he's spent more than 30 minutes on hold and even had CenturyLink come out, but it never gets fixed.

"It infuriates me," Anderson said. "This is ridiculous. This just means they don't care."

13 Action News called CenturyLink. They promised us they would send someone out to fix it. They could not give us a timeline because they don't know what it will take it fix it, but we'll be sure to follow up.