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Construction excavation projects pose serious hazards to workers in the trenches: A cubic foot of wet soil can weight more than 100 pounds. Thousands, or even millions, of pounds of soil can be above a worker in a trench. To protect workers from trench cave-ins and collapses, OSHA regulations and reasonable safety practices require certain precautions be met to prevent the soil from falling onto workers below, including trench boxes, bracing the sides of the trench, and making the trench wide with a slope.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trench cave-in, the lawyers at Cloud, Ryan & Rouse, LLC can help. We have experience in trench collapse cases that have caused serious injury and death, and we know the proper safety requirements that should be imposed to prevent dangers to workers. Call us today for a free consultation.
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