It’s Not Worth Your Life

Trenching deaths more than doubled in 2016, and contractors are still taking chances.
It’s Not Worth Your Life

Never again” he wrote on his Facebook page after a trench in which he was working collapsed in May. A month later, he was dead — killed in a trench cave-in.

He was one of at least 23 workers who died in trenching accidents in 2016, compared to just 11 in each of 2014 and...

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