Posts Tagged ‘work zone accidents’

Auto Accidents: Another Austin Work Zone Fatality

Yesterday, a person was killed in a multi-vehicleauto accident in a Travis County construction zone. This isn’t terribly surprising.  Work zones are often the most dangerous part of any roadway — for both passengers and workers.  That’s particularly true in Texas.  For various reasons, we have a disproportionate number of work zone injuries and fatalities. …

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Construction Zone Accidents Remain A Problem

A road construction worker died in a Tuesday afternoon construction zone accident in Lockhart (my hometown — in fact, you’ll pass a large Schuelke Road sign as you drive down 183 from Austin to Lockhart).  It appears that the worker was killed when a construction vehicle backed over him. These types of events are tragic, but…

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Work Zone Safety — Give Your Undivided Attention In Roadway Construction Zones

  This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week.  I’ve written about it before, but  perhaps the most dangerous part of any  roadway — for both motorists and for construction workers — is a construction zone.  In 2008, 720 workers and motorists were killed in highway work zones nationally and more than 40,000 were injured.  Eighty-five…

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New York Times Speaks Out On Work Zone Car Wrecks and Accidents

One of the most dangerous parts of any drive — for both motorists and for construction workers — are highway work zones.  Unfortunately, the dangers posed by construction zones do not receive a lot of publicity.   Maybe that is changing.  Yesterday’s New York Times contained a feature article:  Efforts Lag at Making Highway Work Zones Safer.    Some…

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