OSHA recently cited a Missouri excavating company for allowing two employees to work in an unprotected trench while installing sewer pipe.
The company now faces proposed penalties of over $189 thousand dollars.
Employers performing excavation work must develop and implement safety procedures to properly protect their employees from cave-ins, and train crews to recognize and evaluate hazards.
If you’re needing guidance on your excavation program don’t hesitate to call us here at CORE Safety.
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