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CGA DIRT 2010 Analysis & Recommendations Released October, 2011

The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) has released the DIRT Report: Analysis & Recommendations for Calendar Year 2010, Volume VII. The Damage Information Report Tool (DIRT) Report identifies the importance of calling 811 as most critical to safety. When an excavator notifies a one call center before digging, damage occurs less than 1 percent of the time, according to the report. The report also estimates that the total number of damages could be reduced by 30 percent if all digging was preceded by a locate request.