Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

About 15 to 20 workers die annually in labor accidents attributed to slope failure or rock fall during slope excavations in Japan. In this paper, a case history of slope failure occurred during the reconstruction of retaining wall is presented. The geotechnical centrifuge model tests are conducted to investigate the mechanism of slope failure. This paper focuses on the influence of wall stiffness and embedded depths of sheet piles or pipes on the prevention of slope failure. Based on the centrifuge test, it was found that the simple temporary wall used during the trench excavation in this case history could not protect to worker from the slope failure.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Sixth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Case History of Labor Accident Due to Slope Failure During Slope Excavation and Its Countermeasure Work

Arlington, Virginia

About 15 to 20 workers die annually in labor accidents attributed to slope failure or rock fall during slope excavations in Japan. In this paper, a case history of slope failure occurred during the reconstruction of retaining wall is presented. The geotechnical centrifuge model tests are conducted to investigate the mechanism of slope failure. This paper focuses on the influence of wall stiffness and embedded depths of sheet piles or pipes on the prevention of slope failure. Based on the centrifuge test, it was found that the simple temporary wall used during the trench excavation in this case history could not protect to worker from the slope failure.