Highway Crashes are Leading Cause of Work-Related Fatalities | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire and Catherine Bertram, Esquire

Highway incidents involving automobiles is the number one cause of work-related deaths, reports the National Institute for Occupational safety and Health.

According to the institute,

“During the 1995 to 2002 period, 844 workers were killed while working at a road construction site. During this same period there were 9325 deaths in the construction industry. The 844 worker deaths in road construction represent 9% of all deaths in construction.”  More than half of these deaths related to workers being struck by automobiles or other mobile equipment.

To read the entire report, please click here.

We encourage employers to hire, supervise, and train their employees properly so they can be effectively protected while doing their jobs.  We encourage employees to take all necessary precautions to be safe.

Mr. Zambri authored an article regarding how automobile collision cases are evaluated.  To read it, please click here.  He also authored a workers-compensation manual that describes the rights of injured workers.  To read the manual, please click here.

Many Americans are killed or injured each year in traffic collisions.  If you want more information about your legal rights, please click here or call the law firm of Regan Zambri & Long, PLLC  at (202) 463-3030.