Safety Video: No New Year - Trench Collapse

This video (3:10 min) uses photos and animation to recreate the real-life series of events that led to the death of a construction worker and how it could have been prevented. This true story is taken from a NIOSH FACE Report, which identifies factors that contribute to fatal injuries and gives comprehensive recommendations for preventing similar deaths.

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