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Trench Cave-in Incidents

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Trench Cave-in Incidents

Workers should be aware of the specific type of protection they need to keep them safe while working in a trench or excavation. The most important rule is to never enter an unprotected excavation or trench! Look at the incidents described in this topic and remember that it only takes a second for a serious injury or worse to happen.

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Weeklysafety.com exclusive safety meeting topic that explores several fatal excavation incidents caused by various trench cave-in hazards and the lessons to learn to avoid repeating them.

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OSHA 1926.652(a)(1) each employee in an excavation shall be protected from cave-ins by an adequate…

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