Replacement of a Utility Pole along a Roadway in Hawthorne.

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Full Case Study as Reported:

In Hawthorne, a 12 inch water main and a gas service line were damaged when power company workers were replacing a utility pole along a roadway. The water and gas lines were marked, but the marks were covered by fresh snow and the workers did not see them. The street was flooded and the traffic was stopped for several hours. No loss of property or injuries were reported.

Outcomes Reported:

Cause: Excavation induced damage 


Damage: Not specified 


Injuries: None

Related Keywords:

Sewer pipelines, Water pipelines, Marking not visible, Flooding, Traffic/flight delay.


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