How Emergency Responders Manage Trench Rescues

Nov. 28, 2022
Death and injury in construction trenches occur far too often
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Death and injury in construction trenches occur far too often, more often than not as the result of unsafe practices on the job site.

Not only are workers placed at risk, but also emergency response crews place themselves into the danger zone.

Firehouse prepared a step guide for emergency responders who arrive on the scene of a trench collapse. With time of the essence for a rescue, the amount of preparation needed to keep responders safe should serve as a reminder that simple precautions could prevent the need in the first place.

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About the Author

Rod Sutton

I have served as the editorial lead of Construction Equipment magazine and since 2001. 

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