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Volume 32-Issue 4:
September 2018

In Volume 32-4 we bring you our photo essay on The Roundtable Live!
outdoor excavation safety event this summer at Planet Underground,
a bold reader response to last issue’s editorial on A New Mindset,
and interview with long time locator Charles Hamm, Patriot Pipeline
Safety, our coverage on the July Sun Prairie, WI tragedy and more!


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Sun Prairie Strong, History Gone

In Planet Underground TV’s Episode 11: Sun Prairie Strong, History Gone – Underground utility work was happening near the site of an explosion this July in Sun Prairie, WI, when a 4-inch natural gas main was struck by a sub-contractor blind boring during installation of fiber optic line. Residents of the town unite to consider and recover from the tragedy when “The Race to 5G” went very wrong.

The Race to 5G

In Planet Underground TV’s Episode 10: The Race to 5G, watch the process it takes, from engineering to construction, to install small cell node panels on light poles to provide residents in Chicago with the latest in 5G high speed internet. The crews of Electric Conduit Construction make safety and efficiency a top priority in the crowded infrastructure underground of the big city.

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