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NICOR Gas (PRO-Lite Trench Shield)

As Illinois' largest natural gas distributor, and owner and operator of one of the largest natural gas aquifer storage systems in North America, NICOR has added the Prospan PRO-Lite trench shields to its arsenal. With 2,000 employees constructing, operating,...

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Con Edison-New York (PRO-Lite Trench Shield)

Operating one of the world’s largest energy delivery systems, ConEdison provides energy for the 10 million people who live in New York City and Westchester County. Constantly looking toward the future and exploring developing technology, ConEdison reached out to...

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Baltimore Gas & Electric (Prospan Air Shoring)

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) has joined the Prospan family. BGE, a subsidiary of the Exelon Corporation and Maryland's largest gas and electric utility, has selected the Prospan air shores to provide their employees the protection they need to guard...

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The Rules at-a-Glance

The Rules, at-a-Glance… Cave-ins pose the greatest risk and are much more likely to result in a worker-related fatality than other excavation-related accidents. An unprotected trench becomes an early grave for a lot of workers. The weight of collapsing soil and the...

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Shoring Safety Tips

Cave-ins pose the greatest risk and are much more likely to result in a worker-related fatality than other excavation-related accidents. An unprotected trench becomes an early grave for a lot of workers. The weight of collapsing soil and the speed in which it is...

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Trench Rescue-Untapped Resource

Having spent 30-years in emergency services, I can tell you that First Responders are a dedicated, close-knit group of individuals who pride themselves on being able to handle just about anything they encounter. I can also state with certainty that the day they get...

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Trench Box Requirements

Trench boxes, often referred to as "Shields", are designed to withstand the collapse forces of a failing trench wall. In addition, the shield must be rated for the type of soil and the depth for which it will be deployed. In doing so, the worker is safeguarded from...

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How Shoring Works

Unlike trench boxes that can withstand collapsing soil, shoring cannot tolerate it. Shoring relies upon good cohesive soils...soils that remain vertical long enough to install the shoring. Once leveled and brought up to the required pressure, the shoring acts like a...

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