October 20, 2017

Alabama 811 demonstrates the importance of “Call Before You Dig”

 

Finishing out the 2017 PipelineResponse educational courses with a bang, Alabama 811 and Enertech put on the final Mock Line Strike demonstration for the year in Decatur and it was a success!  The simulation featured an excavating crew, using large equipment to dig, puncturing an underground natural gas line, causing a spotter to pass out from the fumes in an unsafe location.  Witnesses were able to see the wrong and right way scenario play out which featured local emergency responder volunteers, working in a unified command to resolve the situation.

 

To read further on this news article and see the featured video, please click the link below.

http://whnt.com/2017/10/19/alabama-8-1-1-demonstration-shows-why-you-really-should-call-before-you-dig/