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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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.
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:
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