Why Were Two Workers Killed in a Trench? We Know What to Do.

Recently two construction workers were killed and two are in hospital because of a horrific trench collapse in Ajax.  These are preventable deaths and injuries.

The requirements for trenching are well established in every North American Jurisdiction.

Slope the sides, shore the walls or use a trench box. 

See the video from Global news here.

See the trenching requirements for several jurisdictions below.

Alberta

Ontario

British Columbia

Companies under Canadian jurisdiction

See more on trenching safety from IHSA in Ontario

See a trenching safety video from WorkSafeBC here.

What do you think happened?
What can we do to prevent this horrific incidents?

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