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5 tips to help avoid a trench collapse

A trench collapse is dangerous and often fatal for construction workers. It's one of the biggest hazards of the profession, and proper steps must be taken to reduce the likelihood of a collapse. It is important for workers and companies not to get complacent, as all it takes is one mistake for a serious disaster to occur.

The very real danger of trench collapses

Digging a trench by hand, or working in a trench that was already dug out, is sometimes necessary on a construction project. In many ways, trench digging seems so straightforward and simple that it's hard to imagine it would be dangerous on a construction site filled with power tools, heavy equipment and electrical lines.

Construction hazards that every worker should watch out for

Construction is tiresome work. It's also dangerous work. As every construction worker knows, some risk is inherent in the job. Still, many construction accidents and injuries are preventable. Being aware of the hazards - and understanding how to navigate them - is critical for staying safe on the job.

Workers injured after elevator shaft fall in California

A construction accident injured four workers on Feb. 16 in North Hollywood when they fell down a shaft for an elevator. Three of the workers suffered critical injuries in the fall, which was roughly 30 feet into the shaft, according to multiple reports. The site for the construction project was located on the 11000 block of Otsego Street at a building spanning five stories.

Proper construction site safety equipment and clothing

Working on a construction site is rewarding and dangerous all in one shot. You feel a sense of accomplishment when you see the finished product. You can also have fear and worry as you move through the steps of the project due to the inherent dangers of the job. Today, we will discuss the proper construction site safety equipment and clothing all workers in Pasadena should have.

What steps do I take after a construction site accident?

Going to work each day at a construction site is one of the most dangerous jobs you can have outside of working as an emergency responder. Even if you work at what seems to be the safest construction site, it's still possible for accidents to occur. People make mistakes. Equipment fails. Items fall. Today, we will discuss the steps you need to take following a construction site accident.

How to stay safe on a construction site

If you work in construction, you know how dangerous the job can be, even on the most unassuming projects. There's always the chance that an accident can occur and you can suffer an injury. It doesn't matter how minor or severe your injury is, you don't want to miss time from work due to a preventable accident. Here are some tips for staying safe on the construction site.

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