Hidden dangers of excavation and trenching

November 3, 2015 JIm Shadid

Excavation and trenching are both vital operations in the construction industry. They also happen to be two of the most dangerous. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 350 workers were killed in trenching or excavation accidents between 2000 and 2009, an average of 35 per year. Most of these occurred during work on residential utility lines, at depths of less than 10 feet.

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