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Old 11-15-2019, 12:44 PM   #11
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Slopes are allowed too.


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That is called the angle of repose. That is a slope at which a cave-in won't occur. Reposer for those who didn't take French in school means to rest. So the angle of repose is the angle at which the soil rests and is stable.
The angle depends on the material.
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Old 11-15-2019, 06:42 PM   #12
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Man, terrible stuff. I see it all the time, people posting pics on instagram. Excavations are over 6’ deep with no shoring and bursting pipe or lining. Awful way to go. Sorry to his family.
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Poor guy... people never think it's going to happen to them...
That right there.

What a fukking shame, a waste, and 100% preventable. I get disgusted at having to even say it once, let alone multiple times, to guys I've worked with. More than once I've been the outsider who won't go along just because everyone else is doing it, and I don't care. I really hope I never have to say I told you so. Some of the safety Nazis can get carried away sometimes with foolish little proceedures which really do very little to keep people safe, but insistiing on trench boxes is not one of those times.

Who wants to be the one who has to face his wife and kids after working with him while not insisting on a trench box?
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Here's an an even worse death, 2 of them in the same trench buried to their waist then flooded and drowned. Another insane and unscrupulous boss pushing their employees and falsifying paper work and these 2 employees not standing up for themselves or being stubborn too. Well they paid for it.


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Here's an an even worse death, 2 of them in the same trench buried to their waist then flooded and drowned. Another insane and unscrupulous boss pushing their employees and falsifying paper work and these 2 employees not standing up for themselves or being stubborn too. Well they paid for it.


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Just read that story....what a horrible way to die. Poor men. And the loved ones that are left behind. Very sad.
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Years ago I got buried up to my waist, and a coworker got a broken wrist, when the side caved in on us in a 4’ trench.
The company we were working for was shady (lots of general labourers and co-op students digging up main drains), I didn’t know it at the time, but after the cave in I refused to dig without shoring, they didn’t want to pay for the time or material.
I quit shortly after.
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I've had two collapses, got lucky on both no injuries, didn't get buried.
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Here's an an even worse death, 2 of them in the same trench buried to their waist then flooded and drowned. Another insane and unscrupulous boss pushing their employees and falsifying paper work and these 2 employees not standing up for themselves or being stubborn too. Well they paid for it.


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The owner of that company was sentenced to jail, only 2 years, and he walked out of the courtroom because another liberal judge wanted to let him spend the holidays at home, and be free on appeal. There are two families who won't ever again have their loved ones at home for the holidays. They don't get to appeal their deaths. It's just wrong.
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I've had two collapses.
Most guys who've been in a collapse don't get to say that.

They either learn their lesson the first time..........or they're dead.
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