Other types of underground utilities

Mike Heller <mikeh@earthweb.com> writes:

I find it interesting that we don't hear about more accidental gas
explosions and water main breaks from backhoes. Are the blueprints and
posted warnings more detailed or is there more fiber than utility pipe in
the ground?

This forum isn't as sensitized when the problem affects other
utilities. All
underground utilities have the problem. In fact the US Federal Call
You Dig program is administered by the Department of Transportation
group because so many of the incidents involve them.

You might think excavators are more careful around explosive and deadly
things like high-pressure pipelines or high-voltage electrical lines.
I don't see it.

But this isn't the North American Gas Pipeline Operators Group (NAGPOG).