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September 20, 2018

BOCES Students Learn to ‘Dig Safely’


“Call before you dig.”

Jim Flint, standing, from Dig Safely New York, talks to adult education students enrolled in the Heavy Equipment and Maintenance program at Oswego County BOCES about the importance of calling 811 to get underground utilities marked before digging. He also spoke candidly with the students about the hazards and also the penalties for not doing so.

Jim Flint, standing, from Dig Safely New York, talks to adult education students enrolled in the Heavy Equipment and Maintenance program at Oswego County BOCES about the importance of calling 811 to get underground utilities marked before digging. He also spoke candidly with the students about the hazards and also the penalties for not doing so.

Those are the words that a representative from Dig Safely New York shared with Heavy Equipment Maintenance and Operations students at Oswego County BOCES students enrolled in this adult education program at OCB learn how to operate and maintain several different types of heavy equipment machinery including loaders, excavators, dozers and backhoes.

Many of the students have a professional interest in the heavy equipment industry or are currently working in the field and are attending the program to refine their skills on state-of-the-art equipment.

HEMO Instructor Ken Koegel invites a representative from Dig Safely to speak to his students about the importance of calling 811 to get underground utility lines marked before they begin any excavation job.

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