OSHA Employee Shows Up Just Before Trench Caves In
There’s nothing the internet enjoys more than spectacularly foolish accidents where nobody gets hurt, so we can all joke about how dumb people are with a clear conscience.
Take this video circulating on Reddit today, of construction workers in Oregon digging a trench without properly reinforcing the walls. An OSHA employee arrives at the site to find a man down in the trench, with a heavy mass of dirt just waiting to fall on his head.
“Looks like you’ve got a bit of a shoring problem going on,” the official says. “He can’t be down there. How are you going to get him out?”
The other workers start to argue – and as if on cue, the dirt crumbles and the worker in the trench has to leap onto a pipe to keep from being buried, proving the exasperated official’s point. “You wanted to see why he can’t be down there? That’s why he can’t be down there.”