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Fire departments conduct trench-training rescue

CARLY CARVER The Daily Independent  – Jun 14, 20   ASHLAND Local firefighters conducted a trench rescue on Friday as part of a drill exercise in conjunction with Marathon Petroleum Fire Department. The Ashland Fire Department and Marathon Petroleum Fire Department…

National Excavator Initiative Launches With The Help Of Mike Rowe

The importance of the pipes, wires, and cables buried underground that support our daily lives is being “unearthed” with the help of Executive Producer, Host, and Author Mike Rowe and his animated alter ego micro Mike Rowe. Known from the…

Knickrehm fifth-grader honored for winning poster promoting safe digging

By Austin Koeller  austin.koeller@theindependent.com – May 15, 2019 Updated May 16, 2019 One Knickrehm Elementary fifth-grader hopes to educate people on the importance of calling 811 prior to digging through his award-winning poster. Fifth-grader Leonidas Lopez placed first in the Nebraska…

Why mapping and sharing underground information is a must

BY ERIC VAN REES ON MAY 13, 2019 TECHNOLOGY: EDUCATION & EVENTS, INDUSTRY    The Geospatial World Forum 2019 hosted the first international workshop on the digitization of the underground. Titled “Underground mapping for resilient infrastructure – Datafication of the underground”, the workshop offered…

Nearly 40% of homeowners digging in 2019 put themselves, others at risk, study says

Making a free call to 811 before digging for home improvement projects can prevent damage to underground utility lines and keep communities safe (Source: www.pipeline-safety.org) By Victor Blanco | April 8, 2019 at 7:01 AM CDT – Updated April 8…

Road digging and public suffering

Published: April 07, 2019 22:03:06 Leaving work sites in a disorderly state upon completion of repair works on public thoroughfares is a common practice in Dhaka city. A similar picture is also seen in the aftermath of digging works for…

National Safe Digging Month Toolkit

April is National Safe Digging Month. CGA will be releasing additional resources during the course of the month. Click here to check out Common Ground Alliance and their toolkit.   About Us CGA is a member-driven association of 1,700 individuals,…

NATIONAL SAFE DIGGING MONTH – APRIL

NATIONAL SAFE DIGGING MONTH Traditionally, April brings a ground swell of outdoor work which often includes digging.  Whether it is a small project or a large home improvement project, National Safe Digging Month is a way to remind us all…

Safe Digging Awareness Month

April Is Safe Digging Awareness Month. ​ ​April is designated as Safe Digging Awareness Month in Canada and the United States; however, safe digging is important all year. Make sure to always know what’s below the ground before conducting any digging…

Firefighters rescue man trapped for 8 hours in gravel silo

PUBLISHED: MAR 26TH, 2019 – 2:54PM (EDT) INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Indianapolis Fire Department rescue teams have removed a man who was trapped in gravel at a materials processing plant for nearly eight hours. Crews received the call of a man trapped…