Three companies were acknowledged for their commitment to safe digging practices at the Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA)'s Annual General Meeting recently. The awards are given to companies that have a high number of tickets into BC 1 Call and have not damaged any FortisBC gas lines within the last three years. The three recipients this year are Rissling Services Ltd., E-Tech Utilities and Brigade Technologies Inc. (formally known as Ashgarr Ventures Inc.) - all construction companies that have worked on projects in B.C.'s Lower Mainland.
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In the summer of 2007, an excavator working in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland struck a pipeline belonging to Kinder Morgan, causing a geyser of crude oil to shoot 40 feet into the air for about 30 minutes – covering homes and businesses in a Burnaby neighbourhood in pungent black goo.