Make sure you haven’t forgotten an important factor before you contemplate digging: underground utilities. You certainly don’t want to find out by accident that utilities are buried in your yard. Before you dig, please call the toll-free 811 line to have underground utilities mapped. The mapping service is free.
According to fatality statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, trenching-related fatalities more than doubled between 2012 and 2016. Here are some basic tips that can protect construction workers who perform excavation and trenching activities.