Trench Collapse Fatalities Have More Than Doubled in 2016


A recent fatality in Ohio has highlighted the fact that trench fatalities have more than doubled in the year 2016. There have been twenty-three fatalities and twelve reported injuries regarding trenches. One cubic yard of soil can weigh up to 3000 pounds, making trench collapses rarely survivable.

Click here for the OSHA News Release. Click here for an OSHA Trenching and Excavation Fact Sheet.

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