|Document ID (ISN)||103192|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Deatherage J.H., Furches L.K., Radcliffe M., Schriver W.R., Wagner J.P.
||Neglecting safety precautions may lead to trenching fatalities
||June 2004, Vol.45, No.6, p.522-527. Illus. 9 ref.
||Trench collapses ranked as the seventh leading cause in 29 among OSHA-inspected fatal construction events during the period 1991-2001. This study aims to examine why these fatalities occurred. Forty-four case files from OSHA inspections of fatal trench collapses were reviewed. It was found that improper protection of the excavation site was the leading fatality cause. Several organizational or physical conditions were present at many fatal sites, the most frequent being that no training had been provided for trenching. Presence of a competent, diligent person at the site would have prevented most fatalities.
||occupational accidents; fatalities; USA; trenching and excavating
||analysis of accident causes; public OSH institutions; safety training in industry; trench shoring; construction sites
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Trenching and excavating