Episode 2: The Boring Solution

Recording information at the head of the directional borer is an essential part of damage prevention at the excavation site.

Episode 1: Exposed to Risk

Insurance company representatives work with excavating teams to better ensure damage prevention on site and determine the appropriate coverage rates.

Episode 1: Threading the Needle

Intren excavating crews get the job done through communication and teamwork to avoid any damages on the site.

Electric Conduit Construction: Safety First

Planet Underground TV filmed onsite with ECC for an important job near Chicago O’Hare Airport involving half the town of Bensenville’s power lines. ECC showed us why they are the crew to do a job with so much on the line, because safety is always their #1 priority!

Teamwork when excavating

An INTREN crew talks about how each one of them contributes to making the work flow smoothly and efficiently. INTREN is a great example of an outward-looking excavation company that makes a conscious effort of creating a culture within their organization that promotes safety and efficiency.

Safely crossing an exposed utility

Planet Underground TV captures incredible footage as excavators protect a gas service during a utility installation. Watch through a pot-holed gap as the crew pulls back a rod from their HDD over a protected gas line, handling critical “holding points” with care and precision.

Excavators are not the problem; they are the solution

Planet Underground TV follows an excavation crew as they use a HDD, attach tracer wires and talk all things excavating to replace old lines and pipes dating back to the 1930s! The crew gives a fascinating glimpse into the challenges they face on a daily basis in this eye-opening video.

811 war stories

Planet Underground TV looks at excavating from the unique viewpoint of the excavator working on a dig site. Hear about mis-located lines, incorrect one-call marks and the dangers these things can lead to—like accidentally hitting a live power line!

INTREN: Paving the way of excavation

Planet Underground TV got access to various INTREN crews on site and also talked Vice President Matt Turk at the 2015 “Roundtable” event about how his crews have had record years for less damages.

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