Tuesday, February 9, 2010


There is a law in the USA requiring that you call for underground utility locations before you do any excavation.

The pictures below are a result of a farmer using a post hole digger without calling for "locates" and he hit an underground, high-pressure cross country gas pipe.

Had to be one of those gas powered augers, either free-standing or on a tractor.

They never did find the guy...

It took out 2 homes...

1 comment:

Terri Rashid said...

This seemed unbelievable, so I dug around on the web and found this:


The pics are real, just not the story. :>

See here for the local newspaper's version: