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NYC construction worker rescued from trench

Shivering but alive after four hours in “muck”
March 20, 2013

A New York City construction worker was rescued from an underground trench at subway construction projection early this morning, after being stuck in “muck” from the waist down for nearly four hours. The worker became trapped at 8:30 p.m. last night 75 feet below ground at the Second Avenue subway line site in Manhattan.


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Cave-in hazards endanger workers in Miss., Texas

October 4, 2012

In Mississippi, the work involved gas and water lines. In Texas, sewer lines. What the two work sites had in common was that both involved trenches more than five feet deep, and neither provided its workers with protection against cave-ins.


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No cave-in protection for Mass. trench workers

September 20, 2012

OSHA has cited Cavalieri Construction Co. Inc. for alleged willful and serious violations of safety standards at a Chelsea worksite. The Everett-based contractor faces a total of $40,700 in proposed fines for excavation hazards identified during OSHA's April inspection of the work site.
 


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Trench box on hand but unused, exposing workers to cave-in hazards

July 24, 2012

 With a name like Ditchdiggers, you’d think a Ft. Pierce, Florida company would know how to protect workers who are, well, digging ditches. 


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Ohio workers get a wild ride

Co. cited for allowing rides in excavator buckets
May 21, 2012

OSHA has cited North Royalton-based DiGioia-Suburban Excavating for two willful safety violations after discovering that workers were allowed to ride inside an excavator bucket to access a trench at a Bowling Green job site on Nov. 17, 2011. 


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A tale of three states…and trenching hazards

May 17, 2012

In an indication that trenching hazards remain a widespread problem, OSHA recently cited a Wisconsin pump service, Rhode Island contractor and Ohio excavation company for exposing workers to trenching hazards.


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RI contractor hit with big fines for cave-in hazards

May 8, 2012

OSHA has proposed fines totaling $117,740 against Newport-based Raymond J. Cawley Contracting Inc. for allowing cave-in and other hazards while workers were excavating in Middletown to replace a sewer line.


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Trench collapse death brings visit from OSHA inspectors

19-year-old died in cave-in
May 4, 2012

A Wisconsin company has been placed in OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP), after the death of a teenaged worker in a trench collapse revealed numerous safety hazards.


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Trench collapse, worker injury get company cited by OSHA

March 15, 2012

An Ohio company has learned the hard way that failing to provide cave-in protection for its workers can result in...cave-ins, and OSHA citations.


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Connecticut company ignores trench cave-in hazards

January 26, 2012

Even after being informed of cave-in hazards, a Connecticut company continued to send workers into a ten-foot-deep trench in Hartford that lacked protection to prevent the walls from collapsing -- an action which earned Penney Construction Co. LLC seven OSHA citations and $169,000 in proposed fines.


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