Spotlight on Reports from Excavators, Road Builders, & Engineering
- The majority of DIRT reports entered by excavators indicate root causes from the Locating Practices root cause group.
- Telecommunications is the leading damaged facility in reports entered by excavators.
- Excavators indicate downtime is experienced in 24% of their reports.
- Data quality is high for excavators entering directly into DIRT (as opposed to excavator data entered through an 811 center [one call center]), but the quantity of direct data entered by excavators is low.
In this section, we take a closer look at reports submitted by excavators, road builders and engineering firms. For this analysis, these reports will be attributed to the umbrella name “excavators” and the 59,660 unique damages entered by these groups for 2021 will be the basis for all figures and tables in this section, unless otherwise noted.