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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....

2014-04-01 12:25:56

LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April is National Safe Digging Month and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reminding residents and businesses to call 811 to have utility-owned lines marked before digging in the garden or at construction sites. Calling 811 or Underground Service Alert will help avoid possible injury or damage to hidden gas lines or service interruption. A utility line is damaged by digging once every three minutes nationwide, and many of these...

2014-03-31 12:23:30

More Focus on Safe Digging Means Better Success in Damage Prevention NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This April marks the seventh annual National Safe Digging Month and a good reminder to always call 811 -- the free, national call-before-you-dig number -- before any digging project. When calling 811, homeowners and professional contractors are connected to their local one-call center, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of the intent to dig. Professional...

2014-02-11 16:22:43

Free Call Can Help Prevent Dangerous and Costly Accidents SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is reminding customers to make a free call to 811 to have underground utility lines marked prior to every digging project, no matter the size of the job. California State law requires all excavation jobs are marked before work begins, including planting a tree or installing a new mailbox. Last year, contractors and homeowners in PG&E's service...


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