Dig Yourself Out of Danger

Knowledge of soil classification and proper shoring techniques will help you and your crews remain safe in the trenches.

Dig Yourself Out of Danger

Any trench greater than 5 feet deep must have some type of collapse prevention. The method used for prevention depends on two factors: trench layout and soil conditions.

Eight service workers died in trenching accidents last April. Staying safe requires more than following regulations: It takes a thorough understanding of the tools available.

“Not everything that these guys are confronted with is in the rulebooks,” says Jim Sullivan, president...

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