Scott Finley

The Old Saying “What You Can’t See, Can’t Hurt You” Is Not True In Utility Excavation… Especially When It Applies To Cross Bores

CROSS BORES: A HIDDEN MINEFIELD Working outdoors in Minnesota in February isn’t fun, but working indoors is apparently no picnic either. In February of 2010, a contract plumber was snaking out a clogged sewer lateral in St. Paul when his gear made contact with something he wasn’t expecting – a gas line that had been bored …

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Lampasas Texas: A Case Study in Proactive Damage Prevention

The city of Lampasas , Texas , population around 7,000, knew it had a problem. Located almost in the center of the state of Texas, Lampasas is home to an historic downtown, a state park and the oldest spring-fed, free-flow pool in Texas. In short, an ideal representation of small town Texas, except when they couldn’t …

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Damage Prevention Hero – Lauren Harper – Yes, she Can… and Does

Meet Lauren Harper. She and her father, Terry Harper, have been working together nearly every day for about eight years, and Lauren says they make a great team. It’s not every day you meet a woman operating heavy construction equipment, but it just came naturally to Lauren. “After a few years of college, I ventured …

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