Preventing Worker Deaths from Trench Cave-ins


June 2011
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2011-180

Note: This publication has been superceded by 2011-208

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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.

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