Underground Utility Locating

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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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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Utility companies unite on 8/11 to urge public to call 811 before you dig

Utility companies have mobilized to let the public know that Aug. 11 is National Safe Digging Day, a reminder to call 811 before starting any digging project in order to prevent damage to underground utilities. Homeowners, contractors and excavators are urged to make a free call to 811 to have underground utility lines marked before …

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‘No Timelines’ for Restarting Natural Gas Pipelines Near Tetco Blast in Kentucky

As officials continue investigating the cause of a fatal explosion earlier this month on the Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco) system in Kentucky, parent company Enbridge Inc. must keep all three pipelines at the site of the incident shut down until further notice, regulators said Thursday. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a corrective action order requiring …

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State hopes fining subcontractor who caused Sun Prairie explosion is ‘wake-up call’ to industry

MADISON, Wis. – The state’s Public Service Commission decided Thursday there is probable cause to believe subcontractor VC Tech broke state law on the day of the deadly explosion in Sun Prairie last summer. The three commissioners unanimously voted to give the maximum penalty under state law, which is a $25,000 forfeiture, $2,500 to Digger’s Hotline for a …

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