Construction Worker Killed in Accident

Posted: 2/10/2015

trench safetyColumbia, SC -- A 31 year old construction worker was killed while repairing underground pipes.

Marvis Myers, 31, was killed while repairing underground pipe.  He was six feet below ground level in a trench when it caved in.

Trench safety is very important.  Always build trenches in one of the three ways listed below to avoid cave-ins.

·         Sloping or benching – forming an incline on the sides of an excavation.

·         Shoring – Using site built structures made with timbers, planks, or plywood to support the sides of an excavation.

·         Shielding – Using trench boxes or trench shields to prevent the walls from collapsing.

 

 

 

 

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