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November 16, 2017

North Carolina 811 Hosts Mock Line Strike Event in Raleigh

Nicole Winchell


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)


To see the event first hand our Mock Line Strike event in action, please watch the video below.

October 27, 2017

Okie811 and Enertech, put on first ever Mock Line Strike in Lawton, OK.

Nicole Winchell


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!

Nicole Winchell


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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October 20, 2017

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

Nicole Winchell


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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October 18, 2017

Mock Line Strike Event takes place at the “Greatest Show on Earth”

Nicole Winchell


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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October 17, 2017

Texas 811 puts on a Simulated Gas Pipeline Rupture at the Spur Arena

Nicole Winchell

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.


Follow the link below to see a featured video of the Mock Line Strike demonstration!


October 12, 2017

Denham Springs, LA. hosts a Safety Day event on 10/12/17

Nicole Winchell

Livingston Parish residents, excavating crews and emergency officials will have a chance to witness seeing and hearing what happens when a buried gas pipeline is ruptured by careless digging.

The Denham Springs Safety Day is set for Thursday, Oct. 12, at Abundant Life Church, 206 Edgewood Drive, Denham Springs.  A Pipeline Response course, catered to first responders will begin at 11:30 am, with a Mock Line Strike demonstration to follow that evening at 5:00 pm.  The Mock Line Strike is put on as an educational event for both excavating crews and emergency officials but is also – open and free to the public – as well.

The event is conducted in partnership with local Louisiana Pipeline Operators and Enertech, a Wichita Kan., company that specializes in public awareness and damage prevention programs for natural gas distribution, gas transmission, gas gathering and hazardous liquid pipeline companies.

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October 4, 2017

Mock Line Strike in Gardendale, AL. teaches safe digging practices for everyone to follow

Nicole Winchell

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Alabama 811 along with Enertech put on a simulated gas pipeline rupture at the Gardendale Civic Center on Tuesday Oct. 3rd, for emergency officials and utility employees alike, demonstrating the right and wrong way to handle a line strike during a potential excavating mishap while witnessing emergency responders work together in a unified command to handle the situation.


Follow the links below to read the full news articles and see videos of the of demonstration.



October 2, 2017

Enertech in Longview, TX. for Mock Line Strike Event!

Nicole Winchell

East Texas contractors and excavators gathered in Longview Thursday to attend a safety event put on by the East Texas Disaster Prevention Council and Texas 811. The day’s message was to call 811 before you dig to learn more about what you might hit while digging.

As part of the demonstration, a backhoe operator pretended to rupture a gas line. Compressed air mixed with lime filled the air in one of the fields at the Longview Exhibit Building, while Pipeline Operators and Emergency Officials show proper response procedures and work in a unified command to handle the situation properly.

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Enertech holds gas line rupture demonstration in Lafayette, LA.

Nicole Winchell

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – A public event was held at the Blackham Coliseum to give demonstrations related to digging and excavation projects.

The event’s goal is stressing the public to dial 811 before breaking ground. Gas line ruptures from digging happen often and are dangerous situations.

Two demonstrations were given with the first showing the excavation team taking the right steps while the second demonstration showed the consequences of not locating underground facilities.

“You should always dial 811 before you do any digging, even if it’s planting a tree in your yard,” says Cole Vanderlick, who’s with Enertech.

Locating underground pipelines before digging can save both life and property.


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Enertech holds gas line rupture demonstration to raise awareness on safe digging