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Comparable Dataset - Event Sources and Facilities Damaged

Event Sources – Comparable Dataset

Top four event sources for comparable datasets

Event Source

Percentage of Total

Excavator, Road Builder, Engineering

29% - 31%

Natural Gas



25% - 27%


9% - 10%

Facility Damaged – Comparable Dataset

Table 5—Top five facilities damaged for comparable datasets

Facility Damaged

Percentage of Total


41% - 44%

Natural Gas

37% - 39%



Cable TV

7% - 8%

Water & Sewer



Due to the makeup of the comparable dataset, facilities damaged remains very consistent. For contributing facility owners/operators, the majority of their DIRT reports identify their own facility as damaged. Excavators and 811 centers (one call centers) are not as directly linked to a particular facility type, so the facilities damaged they report may fluctuate a bit year-to-year.

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