Avoiding Disaster with Hydro-Excavation

Last week, an explosion was triggered when a crew using heavy equipment allegedly hit a pipe carrying natural gas in Fresno, California. The explosion resulted in at least 11 people being injured and the closing of a nearby highway.

Hydro-excavators have the ability to safely excavate around sensitive lines, meaning disasters like these could be prevented. Hydro-excavating can also eliminate the risk of power outages and burst waterlines, along with the costs associated with them.

In addition to work site safety concerns, hydro-excavation is also less invasive than traditional digging methods, resulting in less surface damage. There are many other benefits to hydro-excavation, Learn more here >>

MacQueen Equipment Group offers a full rental fleet of Vactor HXX hydro-excavators. HXX hydro-excavators have a variety of applications, including: 

  • Excavating Remotely at Long Distances
  • Precision Excavations
  • Utility, Pipe and Line Location
  • Potholing
  • Exposure of Live Gas Distribution Lines
  • Utility Excavation
  • Directional Drilling 
  • Spill Cleanup
  • Pipe and Line Installation
  • Tank Cleaning
  • Excavation in Frozen Ground
  • Valve Box Clean Out
  • Drill Rig Cleanup
  • Sign and Pole Installation
  • Water-Line Repair
  • Slot Trenching
  • Daylighting Underground Infrastructure
  • Pit Cleaning

To learn more about MacQueen Equipment Group’s rental fleet, CLICK HERE >> 

To read more on the Fresno Gas-Line Explosion, CLICK HERE >>