2 Tag Results for "Pipeline Excavation"

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

December 23, 2014 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Excavation

So what's the big deal about pipeline construction excavation? Why should we write about it? Well, there's some mathematics to this and it's not as easy as it looks. Moreover, it's downright dangerous if it's not done correctly. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA®), two workers are killed every month in trench collapses. Fortunately for excavation safety, digging can be done right so it's safe to work in.

An excavation is defined as any man-made cut, cavity, trench or depression in an earth surface formed by earth removal. Specifically, trench excavations are a narrow excavation, in relation to its length, made below the ground surface. Generally, depth is greater than width.

Water and Sewer Pipeline on "Pipeline Excavation"

Kana Pipeline, Inc.

March 31, 2014 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Trench Shoring

Bracing the walls of a pipeline trench to prevent collapse is what trench shoring is all about. Shoring trenches is a large part of pipeline construction. As such, shoring safely is one of the most important components of excavation. Why? According to OSHA, trenching is one of the most dangerous types of construction work, causing over 40 deaths per year and seriously injuring many more, in what could otherwise be preventable situations.

So what can be done to avoid becoming part of this unfortunate construction statistic from lack of, or poor trench shoring techniques? First and foremost, one must be competent to know and recognize the different types of soil (also known as dirt, loam, earth, dust or mud) prevalent throughout new construction sites, especially in Southern California.

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