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What’s a footer?  I believe OSHA limits depth of excavation to 48”.


David A. Topete, SE


From: Dick_Roberts(--nospam--at) [mailto:Dick_Roberts(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 12:54 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: excavation safety


Try OSHA 29CFR 1926.650, 651, 652, 653


Richard Roberts

Occidental Chemical Corp.

Niagara Falls, NY




From: Christopher Banbury [mailto:cbanbury(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 3:36 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: excavation safety


Where would one find information on safety guidelines regarding excavations for footers?

I’m interested in maximum height/depth of vertical excavations and shoring requirements.



Christopher Banbury, PE



Ark Engineering, Inc.

PO Box 10129, Brooksville, FL 34603

22 North Broad ST, Brooksville, FL 34601

Phone: (352) 754-2424

Fax: (352) 754-2412