Trench Cave-Ins: Forces and Effects

How much force can a trench cave-in impart on the human body? And what are the health effects? When we think about the damage that a cave-in can do, we tend to think exclusively in terms of how much soil weighs and how hard it will press on the worker. It's a fairly simple calculation. Take the volume of soil that's fallen, multiply that by the soil weight, and there you have it. But this analysis, although eye-opening, doesn't present … [Read more...]

Jim Johnson May 13, 2015
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