Hazard Alert: Collapse of Unstable Ground

Publication Date
January 6th, 2021

A Heavy Equipment Operator and the excavator they were operating to remove gravel from an old quarry site slid into the water-filled excavation.

It is important to assess site conditions, including proper slope or grade as excavations can cause the ground surface to become unstable. Working on unstable surfaces can cause slides potentially endangering the heavy equipment and equipment operator.