Gas main damaged, causing major incident

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Gas main damaged, causing major incident

An underground boring company doing some excavating went through a 50mm gas pipeline this morning in Reservoir, damaging the gas pipe and causing a major incident.  20 homes had to be evacuated and a 100-meter exclusion zone was set up around the area. Police blocked off all the roads in the area, and ambulance crews attended the [...]

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Gas leak Chapel Street, Windsor

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Gas leak Chapel Street, windsor

Gas leak Chapel Street, Windsor        | photo credit 3AW twitter This morning, at around 9:15am, an excavator digging in Chapel Street, Windsor hit an underground gas main causing a major incident. Fire crews rushed to the scene, as police shut down the busy street. News Corp reported that 30 people were evacuated [...]

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Service locating and hydro excavating at a Melbourne Train Station

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Service Locating and Hydro Excavation at a Melbourne Train Station

See video below in which we performed some service locating and hydro excavating at a Melbourne Train Station Service locating and hydro excavating at a Melbourne Train Station This is a video of a job we had where we were asked to locate all the underground services along the proposed new route for a power [...]

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Dial Before You Dig is brilliant, but beware

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Dial Before You Dig is brilliant, but beware

For those of you in the construction industry, especially those who have been in it for some time, I think you would have to agree with me that the Dial Before You Dig service we have available to us today is a brilliant system. You can make one phone call to DBYD and tell them [...]

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Pipes don’t always run in a straight line | Underground Services Location

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Pipes don't always run straight - Geelong Cable Locations

I went out to a job the other day, nothing special—just your standard Underground Services Location job. The client was digging a trench approximately 10 meters long. And he simply wanted me to check to make sure there was no underground utilities, along the proposed trench line.  As the last thing they wanted to do was [...]

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Every single day an underground gas pipe is being hit and damaged in Australia

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Geelong Cable Locations photo of a damaged gas pipe that was hit by an excavator

Every single day an underground gas pipe is being hit and damaged in Australia. Last week there was another gas leak - this time it was in Bathurst CBD, after the council hit and damaged an underground gas pipe. Here’s a link to the story in the Western Advocate if you're interested in reading their article. Every [...]

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