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IURC hosts digging safety day on April 25

From reports

Digging without knowing the location of underground utilities can cause serious damage to gas, electric, communications, water and sewer lines. 

This can result in a disruption of services, injuries and costly repairs. To help Hoosiers understand protocols for digging, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission will host training sessions providing input on Indiana's "Call Before You Dig" law and 811 system. 
The Fort Wayne Safety Day will be Wednesday, April 25, at the Allen County Fairgrounds. Those encouraged to attend include excavators, utility employees, locators, emergency and response personnel, and others involved in utility safety. 

The training will include classroom-style learning, as well as a live, mock gas line-strike demonstration, to help those digging around Indiana better understand their responsibilities as they relate to the law and the 811 system.

Free online training is also available at www.SafeDigIndiana.com to anyone who wishes to learn more about the "Call Before You Dig" law and how it affects them. 

To learn more about the events, click here.


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