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Five Dead In 20 Years: A Look At Pipeline Safety In Kentucky

The self-proclaimed “World’s Longest Yard Sale” cuts straight through Kentucky on Highway 127. The nearly 700 mile yard sale is almost as long as the 77-year-old section of pipeline that carries natural gas through the state. And in the early hours of August 1, hours before the yard sale was set to begin, part of that …

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Black Hill Energy supports excavation laws

State laws on excavation projects recently changed in regards to what people need to do to dig safely and Black Hills Energy is rewarding businesses in compliance. On Aug. 5 the company’s damage prevention coordinator Jesse Henderson surprised randomly selected construction crews that follow the new standards with free coolers. The coolers include an 811 …

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GPRS Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC Acquires Master Locators

TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC (“GPRS”), has acquired Master Locators utility locating business (“Master Locators”), a leading provider of private utility locating, concrete scanning, vacuum excavation, SUE and video pipe inspection services. Master Locators’ clients include utilities, engineering firms, and contractors who rely on its services to …

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4 Electrical Safety Tips for Farmers

Farmers work in settings that may border on idyllic, but the risks they face are real. In fact, agriculture is America’s most dangerous industry, according to the National Safety Council.  One of the most deadly hazards is an essential part of any modern farming operation: electricity. Just like lightning, man-made electricity has negatively charged particles …

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811 Day reminds public of laws to call utility before digging

National 811 Day was recognized Sunday, Aug. 11. To mark the occasion, Dominion Energy urged homeowners and professional excavators to practice safety measures by calling 811 to have underground utility lines marked before doing any digging project. “It’s simple to call 811, it’s free of charge and, not least, it’s mandatory under Utah law,” said …

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Dial before you dig

The Tasmanian government is being urged to mandate underground property checks before digging and development happens. Dial Before You Dig is a free service funded by key utility companies and authorities on a not-for-profit basis…read more

City sentenced $325,000 fine for safety violation in 2016 death of tunnel foreman

The City of Edmonton has been handed a penalty of $325,000 for violating a safety policy in relation to the November 2016 death of a city tunnel foreman whose head was pinned between machinery and a wall. In a sentencing handed down in the Provincial Court of Alberta Wednesday, the city received the fine for failing to …

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Sempra Energy: SoCalGas, Orange County Fire Authority and the California Regional Common Ground Alliance Held Mock Natural Gas Line Digging Accident to Demonstrate Importance of Contacting 811 Before Excavation Work and Following Safe Digging Procedures

LOS ANGELES, August 9, 2019 – To commemorate 8/11 Day (August 11), Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), The California Regional Common Ground Alliance (CARCGA) and Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) held a mock utility line strike to raise awareness about the importance of contacting 811 at least two working days (not counting the day of notification) prior to the start …

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