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Four Common Accidents From Unsafe Trenches

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Trenches are a major safety issue on Alabama work sites. Every year, workers are severely injured or killed in accidents caused by an unsafe trench. Within just the last two years, trench collapses in Huntsville, Madison, and Birmingham, have killed construction workers. What are the most common causes of deadly trench accidents in Alabama? In this presentation, we discuss the four most common trench-related accidents: Trench collapse on workers; Mobile equipment falls into trenches; Hazardous gas in trenches; and, Utility line breaches. Trench-related accidents are easily preventable. A little planning would prevent most accidents. Workers deserve a safe workplace.

Trenches are a major safety issue on Alabama work sites. Every year, workers are severely injured or killed in accidents caused by an unsafe trench. Within just the last two years, trench collapses in Huntsville, Madison, and Birmingham, have killed construction workers. What are the most common causes of deadly trench accidents in Alabama? In this presentation, we discuss the four most common trench-related accidents: Trench collapse on workers; Mobile equipment falls into trenches; Hazardous gas in trenches; and, Utility line breaches. Trench-related accidents are easily preventable. A little planning would prevent most accidents. Workers deserve a safe workplace.

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Four Common Accidents From Unsafe Trenches

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  3. 3. “Trenching and excavation is among the most dangerous work in the construction industry. The failure to use required safety equipment and follow procedures in this case turned a preventable hazard into a fatal result.” Blackwell Law Firm 2021
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  6. 6. • Two Workers In The City Of Hoover Were Killed In A Trench Collapse Working On Sewer Pipes. • Two Workers From A Tuscaloosa Company Were Killed When An 8-Feet Deep Trench Collapsed. • One Worker Was Killed In The City Of Madison From A Trench Collapse. Blackwell Law Firm 2021
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  14. 14. • Start Every Project Or Activity With An Activity Hazard Analysis To Identify Dangers. • Use Barricades Around Openings. • Use Flaggers Or Spotters If Moving Equipment. Blackwell Law Firm 2021
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  19. 19. • Perform Atmospheric Testing • Provide Respiratory Protective Gear Blackwell Law Firm 2021
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  22. 22. Underground Utility Lines Can Cause Electrocution Or Gas Leaks!
  23. 23. With a little planning, most accidents could be avoided. A little planning and a few simple steps can save worker lives. Blackwell Law Firm 2021
  24. 24. 120 Holmes Ave NE #401 Huntsville, Alabama 35801 (256) 261-1315 www.blackwell-attorneys.com SERIOUS LAWYERS FOR SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURIES. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT A CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT OR INJURY, LET US KNOW. BLACKWELL LAW FIRM

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