Excavation Safety Tips

04 May 2021 - Flaaim
Categories: blog   Safety Tips

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the fatality rate for excavation work is 112% higher than that of general industry.

Walls collapsing and crushing employees is the largest single cause of death. However, there are other extremely dangerous hazards including inhalation of toxic fumes or lack of oxygen, drowning due to water bursts or bad weather, electrical shock or explosion due to underground utilities, among others.

Extreme caution and patience needs to be used when working in and around pits and excavations. Safety precautions and controls need to be implemented and observed at all times.

Excavation Safety Tips

If the excavation will be greater than 4’ in depth:

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