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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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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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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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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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National Fuel reminds customers to ‘Call Before You Dig’

In recognition of 811 Day on Aug. 11, National Fuel reminds homeowners and professional contractors to “Call Before You Dig.” Before starting any excavation projects, call 811 – a toll-free national phone number – or visit www.digsafelynewyork.com to enter a single address ticket request. New York state law requires residents and contractors to do this at least …

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TPAA asks public to pledge to call 8-1-1 before digging

With August 11 almost here, Texas Pipeline Awareness Alliance (TPAA) hopes this date on the calendar, 8/11, will serve as a natural reminder for residents to call 811 prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. This comes on the heels of a recent report, which determined an underground utility line is …

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