Day: March 29, 2018

Missouri AG Hawley Announces Annual Statistics of Missouri One Call Enforcement

Missouri AG Hawley Announces Annual Statistics of Missouri One Call Enforcement Marty Smith | STL News Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced the 2017 results of enforcement of the Missouri Underground Facility Safety and Damage Prevention Act, also known as the Missouri One Call Law.  This law requires excavators to call a notification center, …

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Vermont Investigating 45-Minute Statewide 911 System Failure

Vermont Investigating 45-Minute Statewide 911 System U.S. News & World Report Officials are investigating after Vermont’s 911 system failed for nearly an hour last week, causing 11 emergency calls to fail. Barbara Neal, executive director of the state E911 Board, says there is no indication of anyone coming to harm as a result of the outage. …

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Angels-Dodgers spring finale comes to an early, and very smelly, ending

Angels-Dodgers spring finale comes to an early, and very smelly, ending Sam Cooper | Yahoo Sports The Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels finished out spring training Tuesday night with one final exhibition game at Dodger Stadium before MLB opening day on Thursday. However, the game came to a premature — and very, very smelly — ending. The …

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Trench and excavation fatalities rise, regulators prioritize safety

Trench and excavation fatalities rise, regulators prioritize safety Kim Slowey | Construction Dive Dive Brief: The U.S. Department of Labor has made reducing excavation and trenching hazards a priority, with the goal of reducing the total by 10% by Sept. 30, 2019 from the fiscal year 2017 total. The department said it would achieve this goal …

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Construction collapse at Muskogee VA hospital will cost $17.5 million to repair and was the result of poor planning, federal report finds

Construction collapse at Muskogee VA hospital will cost $17.5 million to repair and was the result of poor planning, federal report finds Justin Wingerter | NewsOK or the second time in five days, a federal report has found construction flaws at an Oklahoma veterans hospital wasted millions of taxpayer dollars and will cost millions more …

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Gas leak near London’s Covent Garden and Leicester Square forces dozens to be evacuated and roads to be closed

Gas leak near London’s Covent Garden and Leicester Square forces dozens to be evacuated and roads to be closed Rachel Bishop | Mirror Online Dozens of people have been rushed to safety after a suspected gas leak at a central London tourist hot spot. Around 100 people were evacuated from Covent Garden and homes in …

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DEFENDING YOUR LOCATE: Keys to Minimizing Potential Liability

The vast majority of utility locators I have met in more than 30 years of pursuing and defending utility damage claims are conscientious and truly concerned about damage prevention. Every locator’s worst nightmare is that an underground facility he or she is responsible for locating and marking is damaged. When such an incident occurs, the …

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