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Pipline Annual Public Education
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 • Posted August 13, 2008

The Pipeline Group's annual "Public Education-Excavator Awareness Program" will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 14, 2008, at the American Legion, 200 Legion Drive, in Llano, Texas. The program will be sponsored by a group of companies with a common goal of preventing accidents and damages to underground pipeline and utilities. A free dinner will be catered by Imman's Kitchen for all persons involved in excavation-related activities. Following the dinner, a brief safety program will be presented which stresses the importance of accident prevention by identifying pipeline and utility rights of way, use of one-call systems, and the importance of working with pipeline and utility companies to safely excavate in the vicinity of underground facilities. Sponsors will provide promotional materials, including notification information of their companies, safety related brochures and other safety reminders.

Each year many lives are injured or lost, plus millions of dollars in repairs and lost products are incurred due to "third party" incidents- someone digging into a pipeline. Thousands of communications, some life threatening, may be disrupted when expensive fiber-optic cables are damaged or severed. These types of excavation can be financially devastating to the responsible party. This safety program is an attempt to help those who do excavation work to avoid such situations.

Presentation brought to you on behalf of...Enterprise Products Operating LLC- Kinder Morgan Inc-Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline.

For more information call 877-933-7370 or visit our web site at

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