In the State of Maryland 94 workers were killed in excavation/trenching accidents from 2011-2015
- This averages to be 19 FATALITIES PER YEAR
- 12% of those that were killed were self employed
- All but one was a male
All of these fatalities could have been PREVENTED. Cave-ins can happen WITHOUT warning. Other fatal hazards are falls into excavations, equipment falling into excavations, explosion, electrocution, hazardous atmosphere . . .
The most dangerous hazard is having an UNSAFE ATTITUDE . . . “It can’t happen to me”, “I’d sleep in that hole!”, “I’ve been doing it this way for years”, “It’s only going to take me a few minutes”, “I know what I am doing”, “I’ll tell you if you need to get out”.
Do your employees need excavation and trench safety training? Call Premier Safety Solutions today to schedule a training . . . don’t wait . . . be proactive, not reactive.
Premier Safety Solutions
Maryland Construction Safety Consultants
PO Box 353
Taneytown, MD 21787