Studies show that excavation work is one of the most hazardous types of work done in the construction industry. Injuries from excavation work tend to be of a very serious nature and often result in fatalities. The primary concern in excavation-related work
is a cave-in. Cave-ins are much more likely to be fatal to the employees involved than other construction-related accidents. This workshop will provide an overview of 29 CFR 1926.650 - 652, Excavations, including the role of the competent person.