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PA Officials Say Call 8-1-1 Before Digging

/ WDAC

HARRISBURG – PA Public Utility Commission Chairman Gladys Brown joined with utilities and agencies from across the state to stress the importance of safe digging at job-sites and at home – including the need to call 8-1-1 before any digging project. Brown said every year, underground lines across the Commonwealth are struck more than 6,000 times. PEMA Director Richard Flinn says planning ahead helps prevent unnecessary project delays and can even keep your loved ones safe whether they live or work at that location. State law requires contractors and residents to dial 8-1-1 to contact PA One Call at least three business days prior to excavation – triggering alerts to all utilities within an intended digging area and prompting utilities to mark where their facilities are located.

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