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Call before you dig – 811 nationwide

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Make sure you haven’t forgotten an important factor before you contemplate digging: underground utilities. You certainly don’t want to find out by accident that utilities are buried in your yard. Before you dig, please call the toll-free 811 line to have underground utilities mapped. The mapping service is free.

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Protect workers: Prevent trench hazards

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According to fatality statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, trenching-related fatalities more than doubled between 2012 and 2016. Here are some basic tips that can protect construction workers who perform excavation and trenching activities.

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