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muddywater
11-01-2011, 12:48 PM
Had to fix a 4" main running under a road in a sleeve. Ended up running 100' of 4" under the road.

The last pic is a sleeve 5-6' under the road running new irrigation. What a pita.

Mike Leary
11-01-2011, 01:07 PM
What a rat's nest of field wire. Was that all wire-tied before you backfilled?

muddywater
11-01-2011, 04:18 PM
What a rat's nest of field wire. Was that all wire-tied before you backfilled?

Pic was before it went into the sleeve
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irritation
11-02-2011, 10:53 PM
Pic was before it went into the sleeve
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:laugh:

Bet that was fun.

FIMCO-MEISTER
11-02-2011, 11:30 PM
What ball cap is that cat wearing? Almost looks like an Oriole cap.

hoskm01
11-02-2011, 11:36 PM
Where's your trench shoring?

muddywater
11-03-2011, 07:39 AM
Where's your trench shoring?

on a 5-6' hole?

Mdirrigation
11-03-2011, 10:03 PM
When I was digging water and sewer lines , anything over 3 ft deep we were required to use a trench box.

muddywater
11-03-2011, 11:29 PM
When I was digging water and sewer lines , anything over 3 ft deep we were required to use a trench box.

what about a 3' hole when you used a shovel?

zman9119
11-03-2011, 11:34 PM
4' depth is OSHA, plus fixed egress point. Anything over 15' requires an approved engineered design for shoring.


http://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/otm/otm_v/otm_v_2.html

Mike Leary
11-04-2011, 12:13 PM
Those are dangerous places, I had one let go on me and if it wasn't for a ladder, I'd still be there. :dizzy:

WalkGood
11-04-2011, 06:25 PM
Had to fix a 4" main running under a road in a sleeve.

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=232894&stc=1&d=1320162274

I am open minded to new methods ..... do you soak the quikrete bags in water w/o dumping out the mix first?

muddywater
11-04-2011, 06:41 PM
There was a concrete truck on site and he filled the hole w water. I leave the mix in the bag. Ideally we wouldnt have dug the hole that big with the mini-x.
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MAD whacker
11-04-2011, 06:45 PM
that job smells like money...........:clapping::clapping::clapping:

Mdirrigation
11-04-2011, 09:30 PM
what about a 3' hole when you used a shovel?

i have a backhoe , why would i use a shovel when I was digging 60 ft 3 to 4 ft deep ?

DanaMac
11-29-2011, 07:54 PM
Where's your trench shoring?

4' depth is OSHA, plus fixed egress point. Anything over 15' requires an approved engineered design for shoring.

Those are dangerous places, I had one let go on me and if it wasn't for a ladder, I'd still be there. :dizzy:

Colorado landscape company fined today for the death of a worker that was in a trench that caved in.
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_19434144

Sprinkus
11-29-2011, 10:46 PM
Here's one where the OSHA guy was actually there when a trench collapse occurred. Luckily no one was injured.

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FIMCO-MEISTER
11-29-2011, 11:01 PM
Colorado landscape company fined today for the death of a worker that was in a trench that caved in.
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_19434144

8,400 fine. I'd say they got off easy. Michael Jackson's doctor got 4 years. I wonder what the fine would have been if Michael Jackson had been the victim of a landscaper cave in?

mitchgo
11-29-2011, 11:33 PM
I was reading the comments

8,400 just doesn't seem right for the life a person

bcg
11-29-2011, 11:38 PM
I was reading the comments

8,400 just doesn't seem right for the life a person

True but, keep in mind this is just the OSHA fine. The wrongful death case that I'm sure will come from this will likely be MUCH more than $8400. Odds are this company is our of business before this is all over with.