A safe work environment is as essential for everyone here in Pennsylvania as it is for those in the rest of the country. Construction workers face a myriad of dangers, and safety is a major concern in limiting the potential for construction workers' accidents. For example, without the proper fortification and additional safety precautions, a trench could easily become a death trap.
A man working in a trench at a private development recently lost his life. For reasons under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the trench collapsed and buried the man up to his neck in dirt and clay. Three of the man's co-workers attempted to dig him out, but they had to evacuate due to safety concerns.