I recently wrote a post that discussed four of the most common accidents involving worksite trenches. You can read the post by clicking HERE. I wrote my earlier article because of the frequent number of deadly trench-related accidents across Alabama. In just the last couple years, we’ve suffered deadly trench collapses in Huntsville, Madison and Hoover. In addition to those fatal accidents, a Tuscaloosa company lost workers when a trench in Mississippi collapsed.
With a little safety effort, most deadly trench accidents could be prevented. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published standards and a clear fact sheet related to trenches on worksites. Safety professionals are well-aware of the hazards and the easy steps which would prevent disasters.
For detailed information, you can read my prior article. After writing that earlier article, I created the following slideshow on the issue:
From its office in Huntsville, the Blackwell Law Firm represents families across Alabama following a serious personal injury or wrongful death. We represent many construction and industrial workers following serious workplace accidents. If you have questions about workplace safety, let us know. We are happy to answer questions and provide additional information.