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Trenching and excavation safety

In an instant and without notice, an unsupported trench can give way and a worker can be buried alive. “Even though small amounts of dirt may not seem treacherous, a single cubic yard of dirt can weigh more than 3,000 pounds, which can fatally crush or suffocate workers,” NIOSH states.
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Excavation safety

According to OSHA, the fatality rate for excavation work is 112 percent higher than general construction. Performing difficult work, often with machinery and in confined spaces, can create a number of hazards.
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