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�1 Appellants, Karl Belser, Mike Hale, Belser Hale Excavating (collectively, Belser-Hale), and the Bituminous Casualty Corporation (Bituminous), appeal from the order dated November 14, 2000, granting preliminary objections in the nature of a demurrer filed by defendant/Appellee, Rockwood Casualty Insurance Company (Rockwood). We affirm.

�2 The factual and procedural history of the case is as follows. Mark A. Hervatin, a dump truck operator, died after his truck came into contact with power lines on a construction site. Belser Hale Excavating, an excavation company, had hired Hervatin to haul dirt away from the site.*fn1

�3 Hervatin’s estate filed suit against Belser-Hale and others. In this lawsuit (the “underlying action”), the estate alleged in rather general terms that a Belser-Hale employee provided negligent directions to Hervatin on the site, thus causing his dump truck to come into contact with the power lines. The sole factual allegation in the complaint relating to this claim reads as follows:

 
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