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Watch Digging Dangers 29: Good Intentions

On July 10, 2018, the town of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin changed forever. A mismarked gas main ruptured during a 5G fiberoptic cable installation which caused a massive explosion on the town’s Main Street. Fire Captain Cory Barr was killed, multiple businesses were destroyed and dozens of families lost their homes.

In the twenty-ninth edition of the Digging Dangers series, Good Intentions takes a hard-hitting look at a wide variety of accidents caused by incompetence or negligence. The second video features an extended investigation into the Sun Prairie explosion through eye witness interviews. Both serve as a critical reminder that poor practices and complacency can offset the best of intentions.

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Meet vs. Normal Tickets: What You Need to Know for 2019

The safe excavation process starts by calling Gopher State One Call (GSOC) and filing one of two types of tickets: a normal ticket or a meet ticket. The normal ticket is recommended for homeowners or one-time excavation projects that only need a 48-hour notice (excluding weekends and holidays). Your ticket remains valid 14 calendar days from the start date and time stated on the ticket unless the locate markings become obscured or obliterated. You can also make separate arrangements verify or refresh the marks; in which case your ticket may be valid for up to six months from the initial start date.

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Register for the Annual 811 5K Run/Walk

2019 811 5K Run/Walk 8/10/2019

In honor of National 811 Day, we’re gearing up for our annual 811 5K Run/Walk. Sponsored by Gopher State One Call (GSOC), Xcel Energy and Centerpoint Energy (CNP), the race hopes to spread the word about safe digging by promoting damage prevention awareness. All proceeds are donated to the Twin Cities Firefighters Operation Warm, a non-profit organization that provides new, warm winter coats for Minnesota children in need.

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Gopher State One Call and the MN United!

Gopher State One Call (GSOC) recently entered into a sponsoring partnership with the Gopher State’s newest national sports franchise – Minnesota United Football Club (MNUFC). The goal of this partnership is to help elevate GSOC’s public profile, and to improve Minnesotan’s safety by promoting damage prevention awareness.

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GSOC Event Calendar

  • ITIC Excavator Webinar

    11/20/2019 1:00 PM - 11/20/2019 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-79372085043

  • ITIC Excavator Webinar

    12/04/2019 1:00 PM - 12/04/2019 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-79372089055

  • ITIC Excavator Webinar

    12/11/2019 1:00 PM - 12/11/2019 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-79372091061

  • ITIC Excavator Webinar

    12/18/2019 1:00 PM - 12/18/2019 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-79372093067

  • ITIC Excavator Webinar

    01/08/2020 1:00 PM - 01/08/2020 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-79372099085

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