Helping Excavators Stay Experts

An excavator is any person proposing or engaging in digging or demolition work. This includes property owners, tenants, farmers and professional contractors. Excavators are responsible for ensuring that pipelines and other underground facilities are not damaged when digging.

Whether it’s the installation of a new mailbox or using a backhoe for demolition projects - damage prevention must be a top priority. State law requires anyone who excavates or digs to contact Indiana 811 so that underground facilities can be located before excavation begins.

Indiana has damage prevention laws that involve fines and penalties for not following the state’s one-call laws. Learn more about what excavators can do to promote pipeline safety by understanding the information on this website and visiting Indiana 811.

Want to learn more? Check out Common Ground Alliance's best practice video for excavators here.