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The damage prevention industry isn’t always predictable, but Gopher State One Call believes that we can all learn from those unexpected moments and be safer for it. 

That’s why we’re introducing our Learn from the Unexpected series. These videos—featuring Minnesota damage prevention professionals just like you—will allow community members to share their stories so that we can all work smarter and safer, and help the industry grow. 

Head to the Learn from the Unexpected website to check out our first video, featuring Christopher Koch, a damage prevention educator and president of ZoneOne Locating. In it, Christopher explains how Minnesota property owners can avoid the unexpected by making one more important call after contacting 811—to a private facility locator. 

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If you’d like to nominate someone or submit your own Learn from the Unexpected story, find out how on the Learn from the Unexpected website. Winners will be featured in an online video (complete with an epic entrance like Christopher’s) and receive a free pair of Red Wing work boots. They’ll also earn the honorary title of Damage Prevention Influencer. If your story is not selected, you will still be entered to win a $50 gift card to Duluth Trading Co.

Read the full interview with Christopher Koch and learn more about how you can protect private facilities on your property in our article Private Utility Locating: What Homeowners Need to Know.

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