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Trench Collapse Articles/Information

Construction Co to Dig Deep for Trenching Hazards

Cited for exposing workers to trenching hazards, Missouri-based RV Wagner, Inc is going to have to pay heavy penalties for two willful violations.

OSHA: R.V. Wagner Exposed Workers to Trenching Hazards

OSHA continues to cite employers that expose workers to trenching hazards, driving home its National Emphasis Program.

2 Workers Injured In UNC Campus Trench Collapse

Two construction contractors were injured on UNC’s campus after a fortifying beam fell on them at a repair site along South Columbia Street.

Worker rescued from trench at New Jersey construction site

PEQUANNOCK TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (WABC) — A worker was rescued after getting trapped for hours in a trench at a New Jersey construction site Monday morning

Can You Dig It?  The Basics of Trenching Safety

Excavations and trenches have become so commonplace on worksites that some employers and employees have developed a sense of complacency with some of the most basic requirements of excavation safety.

Trench collapses on worker

A construction worker has been hospitalized after being rescued from a trench that collapsed in the area.


Contracting companies across the state are focusing on worker safety this week. Governor Holcomb has declared June 17 to 21 Trench Safety Stand Down Week..

Can You Dig It? The Basics of Trenching Safety

Excavations and trenches have become so commonplace on worksites that some employers and employees have developed a sense of complacency with some of the most basic requirements of excavation safety.

Fire departments conduct trench-training rescue

ASHLAND Local firefighters conducted a trench rescue on Friday as part of a drill exercise in conjunction with Marathon Petroleum Fire Department.

6 Ways to Enhance Safety in Trench Projects

T&D World has provided six tips for trench safety, highlighting every contractor’s must-haves when creating a safety culture around trenching and excavation work. The article was supplied by United Rentals.

Upcoming Trench Safety Stand Down Helps Reinforce OSHA’s National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District urges participation in NUCA’s Trench Safety Stand Down on June 17-21, 2019.

How to Build a Safety Culture in Trench and Excavation Projects

Electric transmission and distribution systems deliver power to communities, businesses and consumers across millions of miles of lines through a mix of overhead and underground infrastructure.

Worker dies, another injured after trench they were digging in Pretoria caves in

A construction worker has died and another was rescued by his co-workers when a trench they were digging collapsed on them in Oaktree Street in Hazelwood, Pretoria, late on Friday afternoon, paramedics said.

Know The Facts: How To Prevent Cave-Ins

Cave-ins, known as trench collapses, are all too common in the underground utility and site-work construction industry

Nebraska Construction Company Cited After Trench Collapse

T.H. Construction Co. was in willful violation of OSHA’s safety standards after a trench collapse left two employees seriously injured.

Trench Safety Stand Down set for June 17-21

Fairfax, VA — The National Utility Contractors Association is calling on employers involved in trench work to participate in the fourth annual Trench Safety Stand Down

Company Cited, Fined $106K After Employees Injured in Nebraska Trench Collapse

Federal safety officials cited an excavation company after two employees suffered serious injuries when a trench collapsed at a construction site in Lincoln, Nebraska.

United Rentals Offering Trench Safety Training

STAMFORD, CT. — Trench and excavation work represent some of the most dangerous jobs in the construction industry.

Mock Trench Rescue Performed By City, Fire Crews

While city crews and others work hard at not being in the position where they need to be rescued from a trench, it’s good to know there are members of the Moose Jaw Fire Department able to rescue them if the need arises.

OSHA cites company for trench collapse in Lincoln that injured 2

A Nebraska company has been cited after two employees suffered serious injuries when a trench collapsed in Lincoln.

Worker injured in trench collapse

WESTPORT (WFSB) – A worker was injured Friday afternoon when the trench he was working in collapsed.

Coquitlam road closure due to collapse at construction site

A major Coquiltam thoroughfare had to be closed westbound Wednesday due to what the mayor described as a fourth incident at a gas line construction site.

Worker injured in Oak Creek trench collapse

A worker was injured when a trench collapsed at a job site in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek on Monday.

Trench collapse deaths rise but are entirely preventable, experts say

A better economy means more construction of new homes and businesses, but safety experts warn the rush of building can also result in trench collapse deaths or serious injuries on work sites.

Update: Eagle trench injury reportedly caused by drilling machine mishap

BOISE — First responders took an injured man to the hospital Monday afternoon from an accident at an Eagle construction site.

Man dies after falling into 16-foot trench in Stone Mountain

He was part of a construction crew digging a hole to repair a pipe in the subdivision.

Officials ID construction worker killed in trench collapse in Alpine

ALPINE, Utah, April 25, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Lone Peak Fire District has identified a construction worker killed on the job when a trench collapsed outside a home under construction in Alpine.

Trench collapse is at least second Utah construction death of 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — The deadly trench collapse on Wednesday is at least the second construction-related death in the area this year.

Construction worker rescued from trench in Caldwell

CALDWELL — A construction worker was taken by air ambulance to a local hospital Monday morning after getting hit by a bucket that fell off a tractor into a trench, according to the Caldwell Fire Department.