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2/3/2017 3:32:26 AM
EDSTONER Member #: 86307 Registered: 2/20/2012
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Re: UG Worker dead from collapsed Trench
MANY YR.'S AGO I WAS RUNNING FROUNT END LOADER ON A UNION SEWER JOB AND THE OWENERS SON CUT CORNERS TO IMPRESS ''DADDY'' WAS USEING JACKS INSTED OF CAGEING WITH A BOX . TRENCH LET GO AND HE WATCHED AS HOE OPERATOR AND OILER JUMPED IN WITH THERE HANDS ONLY KEPT DIRT FROM COVERING HIS HEAD AND MOUTH . HE LIVED BUT ON ANOTHER CREW , SAME CO. , THE BOTTOM MAN WAS NOT SEW LUCKY . THE OWNERS SON ON MY CREW LEARDED THE HARD WAY AND NO MORE SAFTY ''SHORT CUTS''. I STILL WORK IN TRENCHS SOMETIMES BUT IF IT'S CLOSE OR OVER MY HEAD CAGE IT OR 1 TO 1 SLOPE OR I AM NOT GOING DOWN . I PRAY FOR THIS MAN BUT HOPE IT MAY SAVE MORE LIVES AS PEOPLE LEARN WHAT AND WHY THIS HAPPENS.  BE SAFE , YOU CAN'T COUNT ON JUST BEING ''LUCKY''.
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