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Note: This publication has been superceded by 2011-208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
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health