Based on information from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 60 workers die in trench cave-ins each year. Accidents resulting from trench collapses cause significant financial costs due to property damage, work stoppage, workers’ compensation claims, and even lawsuits.
They can be found in the sewer!
Most of us don’t spend even a minute of our day contemplating what lies beneath the ground in the sewers. And when we do, the words dark, dirty, smelly, and scary probably come to mind. Encountering what is in a city’s sewer infrastructure is an everyday occurrence for Brad Robertson, a field services manager.
Top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards violated in the 2012 fiscal year: