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“An Unprotected Trench is an Early Grave”

Despite regulations and hundreds of fatalities, employees still work in unprotected trenches.   OSHA has had a trench emphasis for years, with many documented cases of inspectors pulling workers out of a trench to educate them about the hazards, only to … Continue reading

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Trenches, Excavations and Fatalities

A recent presentation by MN OSHA reviewed hazards associated with trench work and three trench-related fatalities.  There has been at least one trench fatality per year in Minnesota.  In the last four years, there have been five fatalities in trenches … Continue reading

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