OSHA saves a lot of lives, but agency inspectors rarely save lives while doing an actual inspection. A video, which is now going viral, shows an inspector from the Oregon State OSHA agency performing an inspection on a road crew worksite. The trench is not properly shored and, just as inspector Tim Marcum is telling a worker he can’t stay in the space, the ground around the trench collapses.
The video drives home why the OSHA regulations are in place and why they need to be followed on every job. This one belongs in every safety library: