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Third party damage has long been a leading cause of pipeline accidents nationwide. According to the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), an underground pipeline or utility line is damaged by a digging project once every three minutes in the United States.
As a member of the INGAA Foundation and strong proponent of pipeline safety, Gulf is requesting everyone to take a moment to remember to always dial 811 when planning a digging project - whether it's a large project or simply installing a mailbox.
The goal is for 811 to be as familiar to Americans as 911. Millions of Americans live or work near underground pipelines and other utilities. We can all help in making sure everyone is safe by calling 811 before we dig.
The toll-free 811 number works in every state. The call center will help you identify the location of underground utilities on your property, and send a professional to your property to locate them at no cost to you.
Striking a pipeline or utility line can cause an injury or even death. A simple call to 811 can help avoid this.
Be safe. Call before you dig. Every time you dig.
Visit www.call811.com, to learn more about 811 and safe digging practices.
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Founded in 1953, Gulf has grown to become one of the world's leading international project management and engineering companies. Gulf is an ISO certified company, specializing in the design of production facilities, pipelines, pump and compressor stations, storage facilities and terminals. For more information about us, visit our web site at www.gie.com.
Bob Sprick, Vice President Business Development