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)