August 2018 Quicktakes: Hundreds Stand Down for Trench Safety in Missouri

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During last month’s Trench Safety Stand-Down Week, more than 600 construction workers gathered outside Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., to learn about safe excavation practices. Speakers at the event included Eric Giguere, who described surviving a trench collapse, and how it affected his life. Presenters also discussed other excavation hazards, the increase in trench-related fatalities, and preventive measures. For more information, visit OSHA’s trenching and excavation webpage.

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