In a dense urban neighbourhood, an excavator makes a rash decision to perform a 30-m bore shot without obtaining locates, which results in an 8-in. natural gas line puncture.
This poor decision sets off a cascade of events. The loud hissing sound signals the release of gas into the air.
The ORCGA will now be offering and organizing DPT Training for its members using the new smaller class format and will also post tentative dates and locations on the website based on demand and location. All course information will be communicated here: https://orcga.com/damage-prevention-training/training-dates/.
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The ORCGA Reporting and Evaluation Committee has performed an analysis of Ontario damages, events, and root causes, to assist the Damage Prevention industry in reducing the frequency and consequences of damages.
Each day, Utility Locators face a number of hazards, in doing the important work they do to keep our communities safe from excavation damages.
Source: Ontario One Call
Before attempting to clear a sewer blockage beyond the outside walls of a building, Ontario One Call reminds everyone to “Call Before You Clear” to arrange a free emergency sewer safety inspection to avoid the danger of a natural gas leak or explosion.
Source: Underground Construction
For utility construction, vacuum excavators have two primary uses: removing drilling fluid from job sites and potholing to visibly confirm locations of existing utilities.
Source: Unearth Labs
Utility companies are facing two difficult challenges: a massive, aging infrastructure and a legacy workforce set to retire within the next decade.
Source: Sundex Inc.
Utility Contractors have a unique set of requirements when managing their work. Every utility contractor has an accounting system or ERP but these systems do not handle the field work the way a utility contractor operates requiring a manual system to fill the gap - spreadsheets or paper files. SunWorx is a system that fills this gap.
Vivax Canada introduces innovative tools for locating buried utilities assuring damage prevention.
Source: Pocket Worthy
Nearly 80 years ago, a construction standstill derailed the subway’s progress, leading to its present crisis. This is the story, decade by decade.
Source: APS News/YouTube
When the Tacoma Narrows Bridge over Puget Sound in the state of Washington famously collapsed on November 7, 1940, it was captured on film for posterity.