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BWC Provides Matching Grants for Trench Safety Equipment

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 145 | 0 | 99 min read

Trench cave-ins have been a problem for decades, frequently leading to deaths of workers caught inside. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation hopes to change that and has announced a $2 million grant program to help excavation companies buy trench boxes and shoring equipment, and to provide training to workers. The bureau said that in 2019 four workers were killed in separate trench accidents in Ohio. “This type of work poses some of the most severe and deadly hazards in the construction industry,” BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud said in a news release. &ldqu...

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