Trenches can often be found on construction sites as part of the process for installing electrical conduits, sewers, footings, or for gaining access to existing structures under the ground.
Trenches can collapse, however, for any number of reasons, resulting in serious injury and death for construction workers who are sometimes buried beneath tons of earth and debris.
If you were injured in a trench accident, turn to our Pennsylvania construction injury attorneys to file a claim for financial compensation. You pay no fee until we win your case.
Common Trench Accident Causes
A trench can collapse if any of the reinforcement fails or is defective, or if back fill material is too close to the excavation site. Trench collapses can cause severe, sometimes catastrophic, injuries.
Construction workers face various hazards from the following common causes of trench injuries:
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Oxygen deprivation
- Falling objects
How Can a Trench Accident Lawyer Can Help?
Contractors, property owners, and other parties are obligated to provide a safe work site for their employees to protect against such harm coming to construction workers. Trenches must be dug and supported in certain ways, and workers must be able to get out of them easily. When those in charge fail to adequately protect employees, our PA construction injury lawyers can hold them accountable.
Call our trench collapse attorneys today at 1-800-444-5309 for your free consultation. We have offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Scranton and will travel to you.