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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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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

Nicor Gas recognizes 811 Day and safe digging practices

Nicor Gas promotes safe-digging practices year-round, and to celebrate 811 Day (recognized nationally on Aug. 11) is partnering with JULIE, Illinois’ one-call center, to remind residents to call 811 or click before you dig. Whether a professional excavator or weekend warrior, state law requires a call to 811 before starting any outdoor digging project. As …

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Southwest Gas Warns About the Dangers Below in time for National 811 Day

August 11th is national 811 Day and Southwest Gas wants to warn customers of the dangers associated with digging into a utility line and encourage customers to know what’s below – call 811 before you dig. Most people are unaware that natural gas, electricity, communications, water and other types of utility lines that communities rely …

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