When you build a chain out of straw and expect it to hold up a heavy load, does it really matter which was the weakest link?
Trying to figure out who to "blame" for the power outage is pointless. The blame lies 100% with the shoddy quality of the infrastructure in the first place. And I mean that '100%' literally.
I was on the edge of the outage; Lansing was out, but Haslett (a suburb of Lansing) was only out for 40 minutes or so. I'd have posted this sooner but I was at a reunion this weekend.