Breakfast works to raise line location awareness

Breakfast works to raise line location awareness

Becky Zimmer | Humboldt Journal

With the new construction season coming soon, Sally Cain wants everyone to dig safe.

This is why the SCGA are once again hosting 23 breakfast events across the province in April to promote Sask 1st Call’s call before you dig program. Humboldt’s took place on April 10.

Cain, the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance (SCGA) says that 43 per cent of accidents that happen in the digging industry are from people who do not get lines located. Accidents where diggers are connecting with underground lines are totalling in the billions of dollars across Canada but that is just what is reported, says Cain.

In 2017, 144,855 calls were made for a line locate, according to Erin Rodger with Sask 1st Call, which is up 11 per cent from 2016…(Read the full story)

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