Trenching & Excavations
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Utility Installation (Underground Utilities)
Did you know that the most common hazard associated with installing underground utilities is the potential cave-ins associated with the excavation operations?
Source: Washington Labor & Industries
CPWR: No New Year -- Trench Collapse
This video using photos and animation recreates the real-life series of events that led to the death of a 32-year-old construction worker from a trench collapse – and how the death could have been prevented.
OSHA Safety Tips Card on "Safety in Excavations or Trenches" (PDF)
A new OSHA safety information pocket card, Safety in Excavations or Trenches, will help workers and employers understand safe trenching practices and the federal requirements for construction excavation safety. The cards are printed in English on one side and Spanish on the other.