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CUTTING CORNERS: 2 years after fatal Sun Prairie explosion, implicated driller appears to be back in Wisconsin

An explosion and fire erupted in downtown Sun Prairie on July 10, 2018, after a contractor hit an unmarked natural gas line. Nearly two years later, one contractor implicated in the explosion, VC Tech, has yet to pay the $25,000 fine levied by the Public Service Commission for violations that resulted in the explosion, a spokesman said. (Photo courtesy of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

Jim and Calvin Jensen surveyed an intersection for a job installing fiber optic cable in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, during the summer of 2018. They did not like what they saw. The dense suburb east of Madison had a lot of old buildings, and a web of pipelines was lurkking beneath their feet, Calvin would later tell detectives.

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YEAR IN REVIEW: Foxconn, election, building boom make 2018 one for the history books

FILE - In this June 6, 2017, file photo, construction continues on the Milwaukee Bucks' new NBA basketball arena in downtown Milwaukee. The Bucks and Fiserv Co. announced Thursday, July 26, 2018, a 25-year naming rights deal for the nearly completed Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center in downtown Milwaukee, which opens in August 2018. The arena will be named Fiserv Forum and will be the new home of the Bucks and Marquette's men's basketball team. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger, File)

Perhaps more so than any other year in recent memory, 2018 was momentous for the construction industry in Wisconsin.

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