Vacuum was recently chosen as the best solution to ensure a safe canal bank excavation, at a large hospital build site. With excavation taking place near the canal bank the pit continuously filled with water, making exposing the underground high voltage cables extremely high risk.
Knowing the potential danger this excavation could entail, contractors called in Pier (UK) to provide vacuum excavation support. Working with a water pump, the machine’s high suction power was able to carefully pull away ground around the live mains, without any cable strikes or damage to the electric lines.
Selecting tools for safety
The vacuum excavator’s remote control boom was ideal in ensuring work could be completed from a safe distance. By carefully positioning the excavator arm in the trench, ground could be excavated without the need for manual tools or mechanical excavators.
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