Major Gas Leak – Victoria’s worst incident of a pipe being damaged in 2016

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Gas Leak Arthurs Seat

Major Gas Leak | The scene of the excavator, after it had hit the gas transmission pipeline. | Pic credit - Jason Sammon There are gas pipeline damages… and there are GAS PIPELINE DAMAGES. Those of you who follow my blog posts and social media updates will have heard me talk about gas pipes being damaged [...]

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3 major gas leaks in the last 3 weeks. Come on Melbourne, this is not good enough!

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3 major gas leaks in the last 3 weeks!!!

This morning there was another gas leak, this time in Carlton. Streets were shut down, the area was cordoned off and traffic was diverted into surrounding streets. Which of course caused a traffic nightmare for 5 straight hours. VicRoads put out several tweets and Facebook posts about it and also put it up on their website [...]

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DBYD certification: Is the Underground Utility Locator you use accredited?

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DBYD locator

So, you’re getting set up at your new construction site. You’ve gone and done your Dial Before You Dig request, and all the plans have now been emailed to you. You start to read over the plans and notice that there are underground utilities in the area of your works. Your past experiences with underground [...]

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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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