GA, IMO, a modern day D-28 of any variety is a highly desirable axe, I've enjoyed every HD-28 I've played (and I owned one for five years). And, the HD-28V is one I've always wanted to get my hands on.
I'll just bet that cable guy doesn't ever do that again, though.
Agreed on all the safety stuff. I'm actually kind of amazed that that cable guy got such a clean drill hole with what must have been quite a long bit.