It’s Just Dirt, or Is It? – What You Don’t Know on an Excavation Site Can Hurt You, or at Least Cost You Money

It’s Just Dirt, or Is It? – What You Don’t Know on an Excavation Site Can Hurt You, or at Least Cost You Money

Courtney M Lynch | Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Underground utilities and pipelines pose potential problems for excavators and other contractors performing work below ground. Whether your business involves the construction of buildings primarily above ground or running pipes or cables below, there are issues to consider if your construction involves excavations.

In most states, an excavator has a duty to request the location of underground utility facilities and underground pipelines through its state’s notification center. There are federal regulations that also touch on excavation best practices, such as OSHA’s (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Specific Excavation Requirements found in 29 CFR 1926.651…(Read the full story)

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