At a glance: Digging damage

At a glance: Digging damage
by Paul Monies Modified: January 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm •  Published: January 10, 2014

Digging damage

National damage rates for pipeline accidents from excavation have gone down the last three years, but the rate rose in Oklahoma. Regulators look at the damage rate per 1,000 tickets processed by a state one-call center such as Call Okie.

Damage per 1,000 tickets, national:

2010: 3.8

2011: 3.7

2012: 3.5

Damage per 1,000 tickets, Oklahoma:

2010: 2.8

2011: 2.9

2012: 3.0

Source: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

by Paul Monies
Energy Reporter
Paul Monies is an energy reporter for The Oklahoman. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Missouri and most recently was a data journalist for USA Today in the Washington D.C. area. Monies also spent nine years as a business reporter and...
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