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2014-10-14 08:24:47

One phone call reduces likelihood of incidents to less than one percent WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them, today announced findings from its comprehensive 2013 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report. The report, which is the sum of all 2013 data submitted anonymously and voluntarily by facility operators, utility locate companies,...

2014-08-11 12:22:28

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's distraction-filled world, a good reminder is necessary for the important tasks - especially those that can cause injury or incur repair costs, fines and inconvenient outages. Today is Aug. 11, known as 8-11 Day, which is a reminder of the importance of calling 811 -- the nationwide call-before-you-dig number -- to have underground utility lines marked prior to any digging project. Every digging project, no matter how large or...

2014-08-11 12:22:26

One free call before a digging project can prevent injuries, property damage and service disruption HOUSTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's date of 8/11 is a natural reminder for everyone to call the national "Call Before You Dig" number, 811 prior to any digging project. One free call to 811 before digging can prevent injuries, property damage, service disruption and possibly costly fines for damaged infrastructure. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020930/CNPLOGO...

2014-08-11 08:23:48

Damage to natural gas pipelines most often caused by accidental "dig-ins" LOS ANGELES, Aug.11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is National 811 Day and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is joining other utilities around the country to remind contractors, homeowners and businesses to "call 811 before you dig" at a construction site, in the yard or at your business to avoid costly and potentially dangerous damage to utility-owned natural gas lines and other underground utility-owned...

2014-08-08 16:21:17

Aug. 11 (8/11) Serves as an Appropriate Reminder to Always Call 811 Before Digging SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As temperatures continue to be ideal for outdoor projects, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) reminds customers to always call 811 before any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. This is a free service for everyone. Striking a single line can cause injury, incur repair costs or fines, and result in inconvenient outages to an entire...

2014-05-15 12:24:12

Sponsorship will again feature promotion of 'Call 811 Before You Dig' safety message WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, today announced that a collation of nearly 40 CGA members have partnered to extend the sponsorship of Victor Espinoza, jockey for Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome, for both remaining Triple Crown races - the...

2014-05-01 12:24:37

California Chrome enters Churchill Downs seeking to extend four-race winning streak WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, today announced that four of its member organizations - USA North 811, along with partners Underground Service Alert of Southern California (DigAlert), Dig Safely New York and Kentucky 811 - have partnered to sponsor jockey...

2014-05-01 08:24:09

Call MISS DIG at 811 and Put Safety First JACKSON, Mich., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is alerting farmers that new MISS DIG rules take effect Thursday, May 1, that are designed to protect agricultural workers and underground utilities. "We feel strongly about the safety of our customers and the communities we serve, especially the agricultural community," said Mary Palkovich, Consumers Energy's vice president of energy delivery. "For the sake of personal safety, we strongly...

2014-04-22 08:24:26

JACKSON, Mich., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that a record Michigan winter has finally given way to warmer temperatures, homeowners and contractors are reminded to call MISS DIG at 811 to have underground utilities marked before beginning any digging projects. The Dig Safely partners of MISS DIG System, Inc. are sponsoring a drawing for one lucky Michigan resident to win a 2014 Ford F-150 STX 4x4 truck as an incentive for residents to remember to call 811. Residents of the Great Lakes...

2014-04-01 12:25:58

PSE&G reminds everyone to Dial 811 to Call Before You Dig NEWARK, N.J., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April is NJ Underground Damage Prevention Month, and Public Service Electric & Gas Company is reminding customers, contractors and excavators that they must call before digging to avoid hitting underground gas and electric lines. To make it easy to call, 811 has been designated as the national dialing code to have underground lines located and marked....


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