5 Headaches You'll Avoid by Calling 811 Before You Dig
1. Cable/ satellite interruption
Don't want to miss your favorite show? Even your DVR can't save you if unsafe digging cuts the cable
2. Power outage
Because everything you, your neighbors, and the NFL's Super Bowl contenders want to play with runs on electricity.
3. Ruptured water piping
Flooding your neighborhood will never be this fun.
4. Property damage/ fines
You've been saving for those home improvements for a while now. Don't throw that money out the window by damaging a pipeline; hold onto your hard-earned savings by calling 811 before you dig. Also, not calling 811 before starting digging projects is against the law and could result in fines!
Unsafe digging is no joke—it can cause death and major injuries. Just ask two-time Olympian and One Calls of America spokesman Cliff Meidl. When Cliff struck buried high-voltage electrical cables with a jackhammer, he endured 30,000 volts of electricity, lost two toes, suffered burns to his legs and knees, and went into cardiac arrest three times. The risk is almost 100% preventable with a call to 811.