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That's one hellofa ditch witch.


> > 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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