Safety Day Shows Dangers of Digging

Safety Day Shows Dangers of Digging

Cass Rains | Enid News & Eagle

OKIE 811 and Oklahoma Pipeline Awareness Liaison partnered Wednesday to present a safety day for area emergency responders, utilities, oil and gas companies, and municipal and county personnel at Chisholm Trail Expo Center.

About 85 people attended the event, which featured presentations, static displays and a simulated gas line release.

The pipeline response classes covered information about pipelines, product properties, response information and local pipeline operators’ contact information for first responders.

Attendees also got to experience a mock natural gas line strike showing what happens when a natural gas line is struck by mechanized digging equipment, and what steps need to be taken in the immediate aftermath. The demonstration was assisted by Enid police and fire departments, Life EMS…(Read the full story)

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