Unshored Trench Claims Life of Pennsylvania Plumber

Despite warning from boss and co-workers, Rooter-Man employee went back to retrieve shovel left in hole
Unshored Trench Claims Life of Pennsylvania Plumber
Rescue workers retrieve a Rooter-Man employee from a trench cave-in Sept. 28 in Butler County, Pennsylvania. (Courtesy KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh)

An “unprotected” trench claimed the life of a Rooter-Man employee last month when he went back to pick up a shovel. OSHA said the 10- or 11-foot trench had no shoring or benching with no metal inside.

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