DIRT Report Estimates Damage to Buried Utilities Has Increased

DIRT Report Estimates Damage to Buried Utilities Has Increased

Construction Magazine Network

Damage to underground utility lines from improper excavation increased in 2017 by 5.5 percent from a revised 2016 estimate.

An estimated 32 percent of incidents were by contractors.

Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-driven organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them and their communities, announced its findings and analysis of utility damage and near-miss events in the “2017 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report…”(Read the full story)

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