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    Default Crew hit a water main with a shovel

    Yesterday one of my crews were hand digging to tie-in 2 bores where the conduits came in and out with shovels. They hit the water main with the shovel at the bell and the main split. The HDD never hit the main, it was unmarked and the positive response said it was marked. We drilled this last week and we do tie=in by shovels.

    This sucked as it happened at 3:30 yesterday and almost drowned on of the guys. We were lucky and never drilled into it.

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    Default Re: Crew hit a water main with a shovel

    hate that kinda stuff late on Fridays or late any day.
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    Default Re: Crew hit a water main with a shovel

    It doesn't take long at all to fill a pit when you hit a water main! Less than a minute for the one I hit when it wasn't marked.

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    hit with a shovel ....that is just messed up !!!
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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