The Dangers Facing Excavation Construction WorkersConstruction is a dangerous industry. While all construction workers have difficult and potentially dangerous jobs, some specific types of construction work are particularly dangerous. For example, trenching and excavation are particularly dangerous jobs. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the fatality rate for excavation workers is 112% higher than that for general construction workers.*
What Dangers Do Excavation Workers Face?
There are many dangers that face excavation workers who are working in trenches. Some of the dangers include*:
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