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Old 11-15-2019, 01:44 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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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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