As Fatality Numbers Skyrocket, OSHA Scrutinizes Trenching and Excavation Hazards with Redoubled Enforcement | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

As Fatality Numbers Skyrocket, OSHA Scrutinizes Trenching and Excavation Hazards with Redoubled Enforcement By Seyfarth Shaw LLP on January 17, 2023 POSTED IN OSHA ENFORCEMENT, WORKPLACE POLICIES AND PROCESSES By A. Scott Hecker, Adam R. Young, Patrick D. Joyce, James L. Curtis, Daniel R. Birnbaum and Craig B. Simonsen Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA announced enhanced enforcement and oversight efforts following an “alarming … Continue reading As Fatality Numbers Skyrocket, OSHA Scrutinizes Trenching and Excavation Hazards with Redoubled Enforcement | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs US Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight

Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs US Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight 22 workers have perished in first half of 2022, a 68 percent increase over all of 2021  WASHINGTON – In 2022’s first six months, 22 workers have fallen victim to the deadly hazards present in trenching and excavation work – … Continue reading Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs US Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight

Epidemic of Trench Deaths in First Half of 2022

As we pass the midpoint of 2022, we may be headed to a new record for trench collapse fatalities. Dare we call it an epidemic of trench fatalities? …Epidemic of Trench Deaths in First Half of 2022

2 Killed in Trench Collapse Should Still be Alive

Two construction workers were killed in a trench collapse Friday in St. Paul, Minnesota. The workers were identified as Bob Brandtjen and 66 year old…2 Killed in Trench Collapse Should Still be Alive