Excavator Beware

Safeguard yourself, your business and the public.

National Grid is reaching out to excavators with materials designed to promote safe digging, prevent natural gas pipeline accidents and help you comply with state law.

Whether digging with a backhoe or shovel, it’s critical that every worker know the requirements and techniques for working safely around underground utilities. Preventing accidental gas pipeline contact is critical for the protection of your crew, your business and the public.

Potential risks:
  • injury or death
  • job cost overruns
  • lawsuits and property damages
  • higher insurance premiums
  • OSHA fines
  • increased workers’ compensation
  • cleanup costs
  • worker days lost.