I’ve written before about trench safety and how to avoid trench collapses. It’s obvious to me that some employers just don’t practice trench safety or trench collapse prevention. That means the workers need to be aware of how to stay safe while digging or being in a trench.

It’s being reported about a construction worker digging at a construction site in Peosta, Iowa that needed to be rescued after being buried up to his neck in soft dirt that collapsed onto him. His name is Adam Zimmerman of Monticello, Iowa. The crew he was working with was digging a trench to install geothermal heating system at a house. He was working for Kraus Plumbing and Heating of Monticello, Iowa.  The dug him out and took him to the hospital in Dubuque.

Workers need to know how to protect themselves and if you say no to get into a trench and you employers fires you call IOSH and a lawyer. They can’t ask you to do something that could kill you when they are guilty of violating the safety laws of this state. That’s called retaliation and it too is illegal.

Here is the list of articles previously posted dealing with trench safety.

 

1.                  Construction Safety - Trench Collapse | Lombardi Law Firm

Jul 11, 2008 ... Marion, IL worksite saw the untimely deaths of two construction workers this past March when a trench caved in and buried the two men under ...
www.lombardilaw.com/.../construction-safety-trench-collapse.cfm - Cached - Similar -

2.                  Construction Site Safety - A trench box would have saved the ...

Bartow County, Georgia – The construction site in Bartow County off I-75 exit 296 experienced a trench collapse; then a worker fell 20 feet and was buried. ...
www.lombardilaw.com/.../construction-site-safety-a-trench-box-would-have-saved-the-georgian-tunnel-worker.cfm - Cached - Similar -

3.                  Trench Collapses On Pittsburgh Man | Lombardi Law Firm

Trench Collapses On Pittsburgh Man as he visits someone in the apartments. - 515-222-1110 - Three Fountains Office Park 4200 Corporate Drive, Suite 112 West ...
www.lombardilaw.com/.../trench-collapses-on-pittsburgh-man.cfm - Cached - Similar -

4.                  Workers Safety: Trench Collapses on builder worker | Lombardi Law Firm

Workers Safety: Trench Collapses on builder worker - 515-222-1110 - Three Fountains Office Park 4200 Corporate Drive, Suite 112 West Des Moines, IA 50266.
www.lombardilaw.com/.../workers-safety-trench-collapses-on-builder-worker.cfm - Cached - Similar -

5.                  Construction Worker Safety: Trench collapse and rescue operations ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWpk7bZvvcs. Construction Worker Safety: Trench collapse and rescue operations - new sewer line, worker dies. ...
www.lombardilaw.com/.../construction-worker-safety-trench-collapse-and-rescue-operations-new-sewer-line.cfm - Cached - Similar -

6.                  Construction Worker Safety: Trench collapse and rescue operations ...

In this video clip you will how many rescue workers it takes to save the life of one construction worker trapped in a cave-in or collapsed trench.
www.lombardilaw.com/.../construction-worker-safety-trench-collapse-and-rescue-operations-to-avoid-death-of-the-injured-w.cfm - Cached - Similar -

7.                  News | Lombardi Law Firm

He was able to climb out of the trench but took only a few steps before collapsing and died at the scene. The employee of Simmons Co., of Pittsboro was ...
www.lombardilaw.com/news.cfm?page=4&catid=-1 - Cached - Similar -

8.                  Construction Site Accidents | Central Iowa Accident Attorney ...

A construction worker was crushed to death when a trench collapsed in Brooklyn. .... Construction Site Safety – Trench boxes stop collapsing trenches from ...
www.lombardilaw.com/.../construction-site-accidents2.cfm - Cached - Similar -

9.                  Construction Site Safety – Trench boxes stop collapsing trenches ...

At Lombardi Law we make it a point to blog about the issues that affect those who are effected by accidents. Call us for a FREE evaluation of your case ...
www.lombardilaw.com/.../construction-site-safety-trench-boxes-stop-collapsing-trenches-from-trapping-workers.cfm - Cached - Similar -

10.              The Lombardi Law Firm Blog | Lombardi Law Firm

Construction Site Safety - A trench box would have saved the Georgian tunnel ... So why are the rules for safety not followed when it involves trench work? ...

Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death
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