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Trench Cave-in Incidents

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Trench Cave-in Incidents, Construction

Workers should be aware of the specific type of protection they need to keep them safe while working in a trench or excavation. The most important rule is to never enter an unprotected excavation or trench! Look at the incidents described in this topic and remember that it only takes a second for a serious injury or worse to happen.

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OSHA Trenching Safety Poster

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OSHA QuickCard - Working Safely in Trenches

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Excavation & Trenching Safety Video

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OSHA Booklet - Trenching and Excavation Safety

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OSHA Fact Sheet - Trenching and Excavation Safety

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No New Year - Trench Collapse Video

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Trenching and Shoring Safety DVD Program

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Weeklysafety.com exclusive safety meeting topic that explores several fatal excavation incidents caused by various trench cave-in hazards and the lessons to learn to avoid repeating them.

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