July 8, 2022 | Becky Marambio

Another trench collapse story

trench collapse

My last trench collapse article resulted in positive results – no fatalities. Can’t say as much about this situation.

There are many hazards associated with trenching. These include:

  • Cave-ins
  • Contact with energized lines
  • Dirt or equipment falling on workers in the trench
  • Hazardous atmospheres and water accumulation

Construction companies have safety managers. Do subcontracting companies? What are their roles? Who is checking on this? And wouldn’t it be great if we caught these issues BEFORE the trench collapse?

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis can be used proactively to avoid these types of investigations. Stop waiting for the accident to happen before looking at what safeguards can be put in place to protect your workers and allow them to go home to their families at the end of the work day.

Folks, we need to think about every employee on any job site. Site Safety Supervisors, what are you doing to keep your employees safe?

You should attend a TapRooT® Course to find the REAL reasons why the errors happened so it doesn’t happen again. The TapRooT® Process can help you do this. Check us out! The knowledge you gain from this course may save a life!

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