Shoring is used in construction to temporarily support unstable walls. This could be used when a worker is in a trench, when there are issues with walls that need to be adjusted, foundation problems, or when new openings are being created in a wall. When workers do not abide by the safety regulations put into place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for proper shoring, serious and deadly injuries are possible.
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Trench Shoring Accidents
According to OSHA, trench work, most commonly seen in the placement of sewer pipes, is one of the most dangerous types of construction work, with over 40 fatalities every year in the U.S. When the work area is not properly shored according to OSHA standards, workers are at risk for serious injuries, including suffocation, crushing, and death if the trench should collapse.
Under 29 CFR 1926.651(c), OSHA recommends that all construction workers have adequate shoring systems in place when undertaking excavation. Under 29 CFR 1926.651(q), OSHA also recommends stronger shoring when heavy equipment is being used near an excavation site.
Injuries from Shoring Accidents
When a construction worker is involved in a shoring accident, the potential for severe injury is high. Some of the injuries that are most commonly seen in shoring accidents include:
- Spinal injuries
- Crushed limbs
- Traumatic brain injuries
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to negligence on the job site or a defective product, an experienced personal injury lawyer can review your claim and determine if there were unsafe working conditions, potential OSHA violations, and other hazards that may have existed at the time of your accident. They will also determine who may be liable for your injuries and damages and what compensation you may be entitled to.
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