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On 25 Jul 2007 at 13:20, Bob Freeman wrote:

> 
> Chris:
> 
> In California I understand that any excavation 5?-0? deep and deeper
> needs shoring. I would confirm that with the OSHA documents. I also
> understand that the fine for not shoring according to code is
> substantial.
> 
> Respectfully,
> Bob Freeman
> Architect
> Structural Designer
> Integrated Design Services, Inc.
> (949) 387-8500
> 

Hello Bob,

I was told that OSHA was okay with depths greater
than 5 ft. if the width of trench was twice as wide as
it is deep.  So if this is true and the cost of shoring
would be much more than the cost of the excavator,
then wider trenches might be an option.

Take Care,
Lloyd

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