Can You Dig It? Lubbock Area Safety Experts Urge Calling 811 First to Avoid Gas Line Ruptures

Can You Dig It? Lubbock Area Safety Experts Urge Calling 811 First to Avoid Gas Line Ruptures

Eric Pauda | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Multiple local agencies partnered together on Wednesday at the Lubbock Fire Rescue Administrative Office in Northeast Lubbock to demonstrate a live gas line rupture to stress safety and best practices when digging and working around lines.

Local agencies included Atmos Energy, Centurion, EnLink Midstream, Goodnight Midstream, OneOK, Plains, Vermeer, Enertech and Texas811.

The event featured a live scenario, where attendees had the opportunity of experiencing a mock gas pipeline rupture showing what happens when a gas delivery line is struck by mechanized digging equipment, and what steps need to be taken in the immediate aftermath, according to Enertech, which works to boost public awareness and public safety for natural gas distribution…(Read the full story)

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