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Trench Collapse Accidents

Contact NYC Trench Collapse Accident Lawyers If you or a loved one was involved in a trenching accident, contact the construction accident lawyers specializing in trench accidents at the Frekhtman & Associates Injury Law Firm at (212) 222-1111. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for your free case evaluation. Excavating and trenching are sometimes necessary when performing construction projects. A trench is an area of excavation on a construction site where the depth is larger than the width of the excavated area. Trench work can be used to install cables, wires, piping, and other needed equipment below ground and under buildings. These activities have...

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Walls Cave in as Employers Ignore Safety Standards In Case Of Trench Accident

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Although many workers face serious dangers when handling trench work on New York City construction sites, unskilled or apprentice workers must often handle the most dangerous tasks. And even when criminal charges are considered after a trench worker dies, employers often escape such liability. Yet despite the difficulties of getting appropriate trench safety training to all workers and supervisors, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and groups like NUCA (the National Utility Contractors Association) keep fighting for better standards and conducting user surveys. NUCA has also sponsored activist programs like the Trench Safety Stand Down. What follows is a brief review...

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Five Causes of Trench Accidents

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Trenches are a common sight in the construction industry and present several dangers. These include falls, cave-ins, dangerous fumes and gases, and worker vulnerability to falling loads from above. The greatest danger however, is a cave-in on the workers inside the trench. Here are five factors that cause cave-in trench accidents: Inadequate Protection Systems in Place A vertical wall of soil is generally unstable. Although it may initially hold up when the soil conditions are right, disturbances such as vibration or changes in the soil's moisture can cause the wall to collapse. To ensure worker safety, appropriate protection systems are required. Depending on...

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