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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"