Why Must Plumbers Die?

Trench collapses claim about 30 workers a year.
Why Must Plumbers Die?
A 19-year-old male was buried alive after a trench caved in on workers, Feb. 13, in Cypress, Texas. (Photo and video courtesy ABC 13 Eyewitness News)

April is National Safe Digging Month, an opportunity to promote safe practices in an effort to curb the epidemic of plumbing deaths due to trench cave-ins.

On average, about 30 workers die in trench collapses each year – that’s five times greater than the number of troops...

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