Water main and sewer breaks, gas leaks, and fiber outages – you’ve seen all of these in Digging Dangers before, but the added complexities of the pandemic puts these accidents in a new light.
There is a higher dependence on internet services from government and private parties. You’ll see multiple instances of statewide services going down due to a single fiber strike, including one that delayed voting across the state.
Water outages create an inability to wash hands and sanitize dishes and utensils. And our homes, which we typically believe to be safe spaces, are no longer safe when gas migrates underground.
Our main video this year is called Digging Dangers 31 | Under Pressure (20:56). It’s an acknowledgement that our nation’s excavators are under more pressure and scrutiny during these uncertain times than ever before.