What Should You Do When a Trench Gives Way?

Don’t jump in! 9 lifesaving tips for you and your crew.
What Should You Do When a Trench Gives Way?
Photos are from a cave-in that occurred on a job site in North Carolina. The worker was in a trench that was only 5 feet deep. Fortunately, a rescue team pulled him to safety to safety.

Let’s assume your plumbing company has an excellent safety program. You’ve been trained and designated as the competent person on project excavation sites. All the workers on your crew have been appropriately trained. You use trench-protection systems on your job sites. You have...

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