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05/13/09   |   By

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

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Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, 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 9,325 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.

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.

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.

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