Detect underground lines; dig safely

On Sept. 16, 2019, in Farmington, Maine, a damaged and leaking underground propane line fueled a deadly explosion. This catastrophe, and resulting new regulations, have convinced many propane marketers of the benefits of locating, marking and avoiding underground lines…Read More

Man dies after loose soil collapse during excavation work

KOTA KINABALU: A 43-year-old man died after he was buried alive after loose soil collapsed during excavation works at a site near Bandar Sierra, off Jalan Lama Tuaran on Wednesday (Dec 30). The victim, foreign worker Sukirman Rappe, was conducting soil excavation works when the incident occurred. His body was extracted…Read More

Gas company: Third-party damage may have caused ‘pipeline incident’ near Lyons Thursday afternoon

LYONS, Neb. — The ruptured natural gas pipeline that caused a fiery explosion Thursday afternoon has been repaired, according to a news release from Northern Natural Gas. The gas company said it appears that third-party damage caused the incident. In the news release, the gas company said an investigation revealed “a series of scores and gouges …

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Evacuations after gas line hit in Atlanta

ATLANTA — An Atlanta YMCA is being evacuated after a gas line was hit, Wednesday afternoon, causing a leak. According to the Atlanta Police Department, the leak happened in the 2200 block of Campbellton Road SW, near the YMCA. Atlanta Gas Light told 11Alive a contractor who was drilling …Read More

Association Spotlight

Ngā mihi nui kia koutou (Greetings to you all from New Zealand). Many of us who have been involved on the ground floor of underground utility location, damage prevention, asset management, and subsurface geospatial survey and mapping anywhere around the world can, hopefully, agree on this one fact: We need to come together as a …

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