Quantcast

First responders train for trench collapses, rescues - KRISTV.com | Continuous News Coverage | Corpus Christi

First responders train for trench collapses, rescues

Posted: Updated:
CORPUS CHRISTI -

First responders gathered for a special training session Thursday morning and thankfully that session was just a drill.

Trench collapses can be deadly, and increased industry presence in the area definitely means one thing: more trenches.

The training drill allowed first responders to demonstrate and practice the techniques needed to respond to trench-related emergencies.

For organizers, the goal was simple: to save lives.

"This is one of the most dangerous, hazardous jobs that can be done," said Mario Vasquez with National Trench Safety, which helped organize the event. "Across the country, we're losing too many people, every year. And so we're trying to bring awareness to the community to let them know that this is happening and to prevent it from happening."

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there were 22 trench-related deaths in 2016; that's more than 2014 and 2015 combined.

Reading on your phone? It's better with the app. Download the KRIS 6 News Mobile App for iOS/iPhone here and for Android here.


Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.
WEATHER
Coastal Bend Radar
Powered by Frankly

© KRISTV.com 2017, KRISTV.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?