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Tuesday Safety Tip: Excavation and Trenching
In construction, some of the most dangerous operations are excavation and trenching. According to OSHA, a trench is “a narrow underground excavation that is deeper than it is wide, and is no wider than 15 feet (4.5 meters).” The greatest risk when trenching is cave-ins, however, falls, hazardous atmospheres, falling loads and mobile equipment incidents are