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Trenching Safety, Part 1

Follow these safety tips when trenching.


Many types of electrical jobs involved trenching. This can range from hand-shoveling a minor trench for burying a bonding conductor between ground rods to using a large machine to create a long, deep trench for burying power cables. Follow these safety tips when performing these activities:

• Before going to the job site, make sure you have the phone numbers of the gas, water, and electric

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