Preventing Worker Deaths from Trench Cave-ins
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2011-180
Note: This publication has been superceded by 2011-208
Workers are at risk of death from cave-ins during trenching and excavation activities. NIOSH recommends engineering controls, protective equipment, and safe work practices to minimize hazards for workers.
- Page last reviewed: June 6, 2014
- Page last updated: June 6, 2014
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division