Trenching & Excavation Safety: The Scott May Story – 4687

Trenching and excavation work – it’s the starting point of most construction projects. Before you dig, there’s a lot you need to know, because the risks, just like the weight of the soil, are too great to take a chance. This type of work is dangerous, with more than 100 workers killed in trench accidents each year. So if you work in a trench or excavation, no matter what your job, you need to know the safety requirements and that’s the purpose of this program. Construction Safety Professional Bob Synnett returns to discuss the safety rules for trenching operations and when they apply as well as to share the lessons learned from the story of Scott May, a young worker who was killed in a tragic excavation accident.