Enertech in the News
Lafayette, Louisiana Mock Line Strike
A live scenario gas line rupture drill was held today, April 12 at the River Oaks Catering and Event Center in Lafayette.
The public was invited to attend the live scenario to get a rare look and to experience the mock event. The scenario focused on what happens when a gas delivery line is struck by mechanized digging. -KATC
Katy News Coverage of Enertech’s PipelineResponse and Mock Line Strike
Enertech and Texas811 organized a free PipelineResponse and Mock Line Strike event for emergency responders, excavators, contractors, and public officials on Friday, April 13th, 2018 in Katy, Texas.
“Striking any kind of underground line is not something anyone wants to take lightly,” says David Medina, Damage Prevention Manager with the South East Texas Damage Prevention Council. “Should it happen to be gas, for instance, you literally have only seconds to make decisions that could save your life. As partners in safety, pipeline companies value the unique skills and expertise of the emergency responders. Working through this scenario, we all gain hands-on experience and learn from each other in the process.” -The Katy News
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Chicago Tribune coverage on the Valparaiso Safety Day
An unmarked gas line, an excavator operator raring to go, and a spotter for the excavator who wasn’t paying attention led to a mock-disaster when the excavator hit the gas line, sending the spotter to the ground with a knee injury and the excavator operator running to call 911.
“You can see several things there led to the line strike,” said Patrick Carney, a coordinator with Enertech, which staged the gas line drill March 21 at the Porter County Expo Center to outline the dangers of unsafe digging. -Amy Lavallay, Post Tribune
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WAFB Covers Zachary Mock Line Strike
ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) – Call before you dig!
Enertech says bad things can happen when a contractor, or even a homeowner, digs before knowing what’s underground. On Friday they, Enertech, and Louisiana State Police put on a mock demonstration to draw attention to what they say has become a big problem. Those who attended were also reminded to call 811 before any excavation to make sure they know where underground utilities are.
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North Carolina 811 Hosts Mock Line Strike Event in Raleigh
North Carolina 811 & local Pipeline Operators hosted a Mock Line Strike on November 7, 2017, at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.
North Carolina 811 & local Pipeline Operators hosted a Mock Line Strike on November 7, 2017 at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.
Excavators, emergency responders, utility operators and public officials witnessed a natural gas pipeline damage to illustrate the importance of calling before you dig and using industry best practices when working in close proximity to underground utility lines. While a narrator describes the details, industry professionals will demonstrate each step in the safe digging process using real equipment. ( Credit: http://www.ncpipesplus.org/mock-line-strike.html)
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Okie811 and Enertech, put on first ever Mock Line Strike in Lawton, OK.
Wednesday, Oct. 25th first responders, excavators, and contractors learned about the importance of safe digging practices with a Safety Day Event put on by Okie811 and Enertech at the Comanche County Fair Grounds in Lawton, OK.
The morning started off with educational Pipeline Response training class and ended with a Mock Line Strike that demonstrated the right and wrong way in approaching a dig site and how to handle an emergency situation should a line strike occur.
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Simulated Gas Pipeline Rupture Demonstration in Houma, LA. shows public what can happen when we don’t follow safe digging practices!
Houma, LA. – Enertech and local Louisiana Pipeline Operators put on a Safety Day event, Tuesday 10/24, featuring a Pipeline Response class and Mock Line Strike demonstration to educate excavating crews, contractors and the general public the importance of calling 811 before you did and to educate Emergency Officials how to respond in the event of an actual rupture or line hit when proper digging procedures are not followed.
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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.
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Mock Line Strike Event takes place at the “Greatest Show on Earth”
Pearsall, Texas – Friday, October 13th, was the 4th Annual Eagle Ford Safety & Equipment Rodeo Roundup! The main attraction was a Mock Line Strike conducted by Enertech, where attendees got to experience a simulated gas pipeline rupture and witness Emergency Responders work in a unified command to resolve the situation.
The event featured other awesome attractions as well such as the First-In Firefighter Challenge, Backhoe Rodeo and High-Voltage Electrical Safety Demonstration. For pictures and more details on this story, see news link below!
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Texas 811 puts on a Simulated Gas Pipeline Rupture at the Spur Arena
A mock gas line strike was organized on Saturday morning, October 14th, 2017, at the Spur Arena in San Angelo, Texas, with Texas 811 and Enertech.
Attendees were able to witness first-hand what happens when a buried gas pipeline is ruptured by careless digging and how first responders react in a unified command to handle the situation.
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