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on your crewhavz, lileewrse, been nppropnulely b Rh P Th 5 V in h
trained Trench proleeuonsyslenrslsloprne, shonng or ““ °°°’“°""““” "““‘P""“‘”““> " °’

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shreldrngl are m use You even have on emergency plan “‘1““
in plane, and so on. Now. levs also assume that anolhez - Do not remove the victim's cools or equrprnenl
conlractnr near your sale has taken a few shnztcuts unul reseuers nrnve at the scene. Such ilerns can be
surldenly one of that eonlrmors workers comes yzlllng. helpful in lucatlng the victim.
"A man's been hunedl we need your help!” .
ln udduron, the folluwlng lninrmauon should be

What do you du? Below are some suggesuons eollerled

- Slaycalm . Nunrlserorworkerslrspped

- Take charge ui the lubslle unul lrnlned reseuers . where lhe vreunr(s) was lnsl seen

nrrlve at lhe seene. <F.redghlers and rescue teams often 1 h

rererlo Lhls person as lhe ”Incid2nI cornrnenden") ' T“ ““‘“ 2 °"‘’‘““‘ °““"‘‘‘

- cel everyone oul of the trench and account for all ‘ Th‘ “*P“‘ °‘ ‘M ‘’‘“d‘

workers. . sorltype

- Call 911 and/or your company's‘ rescue team and . An esllmale Dfhow much soil has collapsed on lhe

reporl lhe cave-in. Be prepared to have someone rneel ‘,,E5,,.

lhe (mined reseuers nl a reedrly Identifiable nddress or

landmark (lf the eonslrueuon sale rs dlifitult tn find). ‘ T1‘? Prmnce of any Potenimlly 1-amful

sunuspheres

- Keep everyone who rs not dlmclly rnvolved rn the I .

rescue at least loo reel from lhe lreneh or zxcnvatlon. ‘I l'~;°“"°“ ““d ““““““°" °‘ "“ ““d“E‘°“"“

ull es

- Shut down nll equlprnenl except pumps used for

removmg Wale! m the immediate vicinlty of the envern flew may be a very 5“°‘}E I-zmlnal-3-n to ]‘"“P down

unto the trend: to try to dlg out lhe vlctlm. DO NOT
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