811 In The News

 

811 contact centers and the utilities they work with around the nation promote safe digging practices. Texas811 recognizes some of the good press from these efforts here -  as well as what can happen when the 811 system isn’t used to its full extent.

Subcontractor that dug into gas line before explosion had six OSHA citations in five years
http://katu.com/news/investigators/subcontractor-that-dug-into-gas-line-before-explosion-had-six-osha-citations-in-five-years

Think before you dig
http://www.weau.com/content/misc/Think-before-you-dig---Oct-14th-397075091.html

Advocates urge last-minute vote to save PA pipeline safety law
https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2016/10/12/advocates-urge-last-minute-vote-to-save-pa-pipeline-safety-law/

Call before you dig
http://www.akron.com/akron-ohio-real-estate.asp?aID=32029

PG&E to survey land from air for damage to pipelines
http://www.times-standard.com/article/NJ/20161004/NEWS/161009924

Marking your territory: PG&E specialist helps prevent gas line ruptures
http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/marking-your-territory-pg-e-specialist-helps-prevent-gas-line/article_f18763bf-056a-52bd-8414-63a4e5c195c9.html

811 drill hones first responders skills for gas line ruptures, emphasizes need to "Call Before You Dig"
http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Local/2016/09/23/Emergency-response-drill-Know-what-s-below.html?ci=stream&lp=14&p=1

Call 811 before you dig in your yard
La Crosse has high number of underground lines being hit

http://www.news8000.com/news/Call-811-before-you-dig-in-your-yard/41801782

Demonstration shows importance of dialing 811 before you dig
http://wjhl.com/2016/09/23/demonstration-shows-importance-of-dialing-811-before-you-dig/

Legislators consider lifelines as Pa.'s One Call bill nears sunset
http://powersource.post-gazette.com/powersource/policy-powersource/2016/09/27/Legislators-consider-lifelines-as-Pa-One-Call-bill-nears-sunset-natural-gas-pipeline-utility/stories/201609270004

*BREAKING NEWS* CALL 811 BEFORE YOU DIG
http://www.bonnersferryherald.com/article/20160921/ARTICLE/160929970

PG&E: Contractor at fault for Sonoma gas leak
http://sonomasun.com/2016/09/09/pge-contractor-at-fault-for-sonoma-gas-leak/

Know what’s below before you dig
http://www.wtok.com/content/news/Know-whats-below-before-you-dig-392351071.html

Utilities warn homeowners, contractors: Dial 811 before you dig
http://www.live5news.com/story/32693165/dial-811-before-you-dig

CALL 811 BEFORE DIGGING
http://www.examiner.org/news/70345-call-811-before-digging

Utilities see rise in underground lines broken in Sacramento
Law requires workers to call 811 before digging, officials say

http://www.kcra.com/news/utilities-see-rise-in-underground-lines-broken-in-sacramento/41426182

Mundell and Chabin only Corporation Commission candidates to actually follow the ACC’s own safety rules; they are the only Corporation Commission candidates to sign the “pledge of safety” from the Arizona Blue Stake (811) program.
http://sonorannews.com/new/2016/08/29/mundell-chabin-corporation-commission-candidates-actually-follow-accs-safety-rules/

Free tree courtesy Black Hills Energy
http://www.kgwn.tv/content/news/Free-tree-courtesy-Black-Hills-Energy-391461571.html

After M’s Pub fire, bolster 811 hotline
http://www.omaha.com/opinion/editorial-after-m-s-pub-bolster-hotline/article_a573d7d7-3d4e-5425-9f54-6f3ca0c20038.html

Call 811 before you dig
http://www.morganmessenger.com/news/2016-08-17/Police_(and)_Safety/Call_811_before_you_dig.html

Call 811 Before You Dig!
http://www.kwtx.com/content/misc/Call-811-Before-You-Dig--390504871.html

New Ulm Public Utilities’ Natural Gas Dept.
http://www.nujournal.com/page/content.detail/id/584858/New-Ulm-Public-Utilities---Natural-Gas-Dept-.html?nav=5237

Calling 811 is important but not enough
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/greer/2016/08/10/calling-811-important-but-not-enough/88515244/

Our view: Diggers Hotline marks 40 years
http://www.hngnews.com/waterloo_marshall/opinion/editorial/article_91f25682-5f3d-11e6-b3fa-c38a068b241c.html

Putting Safety First: Today's Date a Reminder to Call MISS DIG811 Three Days before Digging
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/putting-safety-first-todays-date-100000114.html

Blue Stakes of Utah: Know What's Below Call 811 Before You Dig
http://kutv.com/features/fresh-living/blue-stakes-of-utah-know-whats-below-call-811-before-you-dig

Call 811 before you dig underground
http://wjtv.com/2016/08/11/call-811-before-you-dig-underground/

Call 811 before you dig, Kern County
http://www.bakersfield.com/news/opinion/2016/08/10/call-811-before-you-dig-kern-county.html

Thursday is National 811 Day
http://www.witn.com/content/news/Thursday-is-811--389711661.html

Columbia Gas: Think 811 before you dig
http://augustafreepress.com/columbia-gas-think-811-dig/

Angie's List: 811 Call Before You Dig
http://www.wtxl.com/news/angie-s-list-call-before-you-dig/article_51622f9c-5764-11e6-9f7a-c398f4a02e31.html

Dominion East Ohio Reminds Customers, Excavators August 11 (8/11) Is Convenient Reminder To Call 8-1-1 Before Digging
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dominion-east-ohio-reminds-customers-excavators-august-11-811-is-convenient-reminder-to-call-8-1-1-before-digging-300311526.html

Executive order sets up one-call response to oil, gas emergencies in Ohio
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2016/08/09/order-sets-up-one-call-response-to-oil-gas-emergencies.html#

Dominion East Ohio Reminds Customers, Excavators August 11 (8/11) Is Convenient Reminder To Call 8-1-1 Before Digging
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dominion-east-ohio-reminds-customers-excavators-august-11-811-is-convenient-reminder-to-call-8-1-1-before-digging-300311526.html

National 811 Day Is Coming
Approximately 38.6 million people will dig this year without first having underground utility lines marked.
http://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/national-811-day-is-coming/30244

State of Oklahoma
811 Day
http://www.bartlesvilleradio.com/pages/news/124622016/811-day

Soil-ripping operation rips pipeline
http://safety.blr.com/workplace-safety-news/safety-administration/OSHA-and-state-safety-compliance-enforcement/Enforcement-Lack-of-training-expired-permits-lead-/

Call 811 Before Your Restoration or Rebuilding Project
http://claycountyfreepress.com/call-811-before-your-restoration-or-rebuilding-project/

Commit to Safety. Take the 811 Safe Digging Pledge
Columbia Gas of Ohio Rallies Support for Safe Digging Practices via 811Pledge.com
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/commit-to-safety-take-the-811-safe-digging-pledge-300306887.html

WSU Extension Q&A: Eliminate danger by calling 811 before you dig
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/living/home-garden/article92516402.html

MEA: Wasilla-area power knocked out by digging
http://www.adn.com/alaska-news/mat-su/2016/07/26/mea-digging-near-substation-causes-wasilla-area-power-outage/

How to Stay Safe When Digging on Your Property
http://www.southeastsun.com/online_features/lawn_and_garden/article_cd8ace79-43e4-5635-a1e0-8c23f0fcdd36.html

Hotline helps ID underground utility lines
http://cumberlink.com/news/local/hotline-helps-id-underground-utility-lines/article_d8d7f61f-1bbf-5dba-8c5a-40cdc9c458d0.html

Locals Urged to Dial 8-1-1 Before Digging
http://seminolesentinel.com/updates/locals-urged-to-dial-8-1-1-before-digging/

Scout earns award for safe digging
http://wilsontimes.com/stories/Scout-earns-award-for-safe-digging,69169

Tell Mel: Frequent power outages in Bonita subdivision
http://www.news-press.com/story/news/2016/07/02/tell-mel-frequent-power-outages-bonita-subdivision/86615876/

About the House: The 8-1-1; and homeowner's insurance
http://www.sturgisjournal.com/news/20160701/about-house-8-1-1-and-homeowners-insurance

Leaning Verizon pole to be replaced in Schuylkill Haven
http://republicanherald.com/news/leaning-verizon-pole-to-be-replaced-in-schuylkill-haven-1.2057647

Consumers Energy Offers 'Above and Below' Summer Safety Tips
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/consumers-energy-offers-above-and-below-summer-safety-tips-300283230.html

Gas leaks from old line in Rexburg, no one injured
http://www.rexburgstandardjournal.com/news/local/gas-leaks-from-old-line-in-rexburg-no-one-injured/article_198110f8-2c0c-11e6-9d54-13f5c1e6076e.html

Call 811 Before You Dig
https://www.atmosenergy.com/safety/call-811-before-you-dig

Las Cruces Utilities Gas Section earns state kudos
http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/life/sunlife/2016/06/05/las-cruces-utilities-gas-section-earns-state-kudos/85059258/

Call 811 awareness raising
https://www.whatech.com/infrastructure-protection/news/167594-pel622-call-811-awareness-raising

CGA & Shell Promote Pipeline Safety on KHOU in Houston
http://www.khou.com/mb/entertainment/television/programs/great-day-houston/811-call-before-you-dig/226352079

Arkadelphia Public School District files complaint for cable damage
http://www.siftingsherald.com/news/20160601/arkadelphia-public-school-district-files-complaint-for-cable-damage#loadComment

Early Warning System: Call 8-1-1
http://wxpr.org/post/early-warning-system-call-8-1-1

Tips will make your garden even better
http://lacrossetribune.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/tips-will-make-your-garden-even-better/article_7369ac0e-0387-5f37-961e-941efd1724ae.html

Memorial Day Weekend Serves As Reminder To Always Call 811 Before Digging
http://www.beachcarolina.com/2016/05/24/memorial-day-weekend-serves-as-reminder-to-always-call-811-before-digging/

Marking one's turf in the underground tangle of circuits and pipelines
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20160523_Marking_one_s_turf_in_the_underground_tangle_of_circuits_and_pipelines.html

Fine proposed for excavator blamed in M's Pub explosion, fire
http://www.wowt.com/content/news/Fine-proposed-for-excavator-blamed-in-Ms-Pub-explosion-fire-379822251.html

Call 811-DIG before you begin planting
http://www.walb.com/story/31828733/call-811-dig-before-you-begin-planting

Gas line call prompts warning from fire department
http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20160428/NEWS/160429820

Diggers asked to call 811 to protect underground power lines
http://www.ksla.com/story/31833836/diggers-asked-to-call-811-to-protect-underground-power-lines

For construction industry, surveyors of the underworld are in high demand
http://www.inforum.com/news/4030618-construction-industry-surveyors-underworld-are-high-demand

Pipeline Safety Update: House Energy and Commerce Committee Reports Pipeline Safety Reauthorization Bill
http://www.natlawreview.com/article/pipeline-safety-update-house-energy-and-commerce-committee-reports-pipeline-safety

CGA Members Partner in Pursuit of Third Consecutive Kentucky Derby Win for ‘Call 811’ Message
http://trenchlessonline.com/cga-members-partner-in-pursuit-of-third-consecutive-kentucky-derby-win-for-call-811-message/

Have An Outdoor Project? Make Sure To Call 811 First
http://www.1380kcim.com/news/2016/have-an-outdoor-project-make-sure-to-call-811-first/

l Before You Dig: Use NC 811
http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/local/dial-before-you-dig-use-nc-811/157930383

Diggers asked to call 811 to protect underground power lines
http://www.ksla.com/story/31833836/diggers-asked-to-call-811-to-protect-underground-power-lines

Call Before You Dig
Gas line call prompts warning from fire department

http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20160428/NEWS/160429820

ODNR shares safe tree planting tips
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/2016/04/26/odnr-shares-safe-tree-planting-tips/83567712/

Think planting for Arbor Day just means digging a hole? Think again
http://www.timesjournal.com/community/article_1a74753d-270d-5acc-b23e-1df9b803cbd9.html

Planning an outdoor project? Call 811 Before You Dig
https://www.columbiagasky.com/en/about-us/newsroom/news/2016/04/26/planning-an-outdoor-project-call-811-before-you-dig

Ingles Markets remind residents to call before you dig
https://nc811blog.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/ingles-markets-reminds-local-residents-to-call-811-before-they-dig/

One Call Can Help Keep You Safer This Spring
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/one-call-can-help-keep-you-safer-this-spring-300256872.html

Think Planting For Arbor Day Just Means Digging A Hole? Think Again!
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/think-planting-for-arbor-day-just-means-digging-a-hole-think-again-300256309.html

Are you calling 811 before you dig?
http://www.wect.com/story/31783492/are-you-calling-811-before-you-dig

Call before you dig
http://www.mywabashvalley.com/news/call-before-you-dig

BC Safety Authority Promotes Safe Digging
http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/04/m7864757/bc-safety-authority-promotes-safe-digging

Atmos officials remind public to call 811 before digging
http://www.timesleader.net/news/atmos-officials-remind-public-to-call-before-digging/article_3f393aba-08c5-11e6-b3a4-07a966950a41.html

Columbia Gas warns: Call 811 before you dig
http://www.sent-trib.com/news/columbia-gas-warns-call-before-you-dig/article_2cd6a918-062f-11e6-8cea-67afa1a2a83a.html

Make Earth Day and Arbor Day Events Safer by Calling 811 to Locate Underground Utilities For Free
https://www.columbiagasva.com/about-us/news-archive/news/2016/04/18/make-earth-day-and-arbor-day-events-safer-by-calling-811-to-locate-underground-utilities-for-free

Call before digging
http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Local/2016/04/17/Around-Town-Briefs-4-17-16.html

IURC, INDOT remind Hoosiers to focus on safety
http://www.thebraziltimes.com/story/2295705.html

Safe digging informational event planned in Rochester Hills
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20160413/safe-digging-informational-event-planned-in-rochester-hills-on-saturday

Local utility companies encourage residents to call before they dig in their yard this spring
http://whnt.com/2016/04/13/local-utility-companies-encourage-residents-to-call-before-they-dig-in-their-yard-this-spring/

Xcel reminds landscapers, gardeners to call before they dig
http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/Xcel-reminds-landscapers-gardeners-to-call-before-they-dig-375568151.html

MidAmerican Energy reminds customers to call 811 before digging
http://www.stormlakepilottribune.com/story/2294604.html

National Safe Digging Month: Call before you dig!
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/opinion/readers/2016/04/13/national-safe-digging-month-call-dig/82968810/

By calling 811, farmers can work safely near pipelines
http://agalert.com/story/?id=9515

Don’t Shovel Yourself Into Trouble: Always Call Before You Dig
http://kgab.com/dont-shovel-yourself-into-trouble-always-call-before-you-dig/

The state Public Utilities Commission is reminding residents to call "811" before starting any digging project
http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/d88a436b5be04b43a305019be5359f0c/SD--Utility-Digging

Joliet nonprofit reminds residents April is safe digging month
http://buglenewspapers.com/joliet-nonprofit-reminds-residents-april-is-safe-digging-month

Safe Digging Plus A Great Picture Could Equal $811
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/safe-digging-plus-a-great-picture-could-equal-811-300249238.html

811: Call Before You Dig
Calls are required by law to prevent injuries and avoid disturbing underground utilities

http://www.kdlt.com/news/local-news/811-call-before-you-dig/38947696

Call 811 before a dig, NIPSCO urges
http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/Call-811-before-a-dig--NIPSCO-urges

Editorial: Call, click for safety
http://www.kokomotribune.com/indianakokomo/editorial-call-click-for-safety/article_9d5fb1a4-fc28-11e5-8fe6-0bfbf2ef7c0a.html

Call 8-1-1 before digging, utilities say
http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/call-----before-digging-utilities-say/article_fe69a623-96a3-574b-aeed-b2462202af00.html

Metro Atlanta Gas Leaks Linked to Splurge in Construction
http://www.cbs46.com/story/31671562/metro-atlanta-gas-leaks-linked-to-splurge-in-construction

Contractors must verify lack of underground utilities before digging  
http://www.pressrepublican.com/news/contractors-must-verify-lack-of-underground-utilities-before-digging/article_9889def2-fb3d-11e5-9674-671c42deca2a.html

Know what’s below before you dig this spring 
http://www.timescitizen.com/online_features/real_estate/know-what-s-below-before-you-dig-this-spring/article_948c07cb-4327-5452-aadf-779f9439a4e1.html

 

 

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