AG Koster sues St. Charles-area excavator for violation of Missouri’s One Call Law

Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today filed suit against a St. Charles-area excavator for violating the Missouri Underground Facility Safety and Damage Prevention Act, known as One Call. The law requires individuals to call the Missouri One Call System at least two days before digging anywhere in the state so that utility owners can mark the location of underground lines.

The suit alleges that the excavator, Site Demolition, LLC, failed to notify the Missouri One Call System before beginning an excavation in St. Charles. The suit further alleges that Site Demolition struck a gas line in the course of the excavation.

Koster is asking the court to assess a civil penalty up to the statutory maximum of $10,000. He is also seeking an order requiring Site Demolition to comply with the Missouri Underground Facility Safety and Damage Prevention Act in the future.

The nationwide number to call before digging is 811. You can also call 1-800-DIG-RITE (1-800-344-7483) or make a locate request online.

Information from ago.mo.gov

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