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Trenching & Excavation Safety

In the United States of America, the construction industry sees more worker injuries and deaths than any other industry. Many of these incidents occur with trenching and excavation work. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that excavation- and trench-related fatalities nearly doubled in 2016 from the previous year.

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"Good Dirt" Trenching and Excavation Safety
Presented by Bryan Thais, INSafe Safety Consultant

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