Accidents on Highway Constructions

Accidents on Highway Constructions

Accidents on Highway Constructions

The construction industry has been known as the most dangerous occupation as well as work space among all working industry since it has the highest fatality rate regarding occupation-related deaths and injuries as its work place possesses dangerous equipments and materials which are sharp, heavy, and blunt that makes any unexperienced and amateur workers without properly informed about its usage and entailed danger when mishandled to sustain significant injuries, its working surface and terrain as well, in its spectrum, follows high fatality rate caused by falling, trip, and slips. 

Along highways, there are many forms of accident that has many contributing factors for one of it to occur, and it has different effects and inflicted damage upon people involved, some common forms of accident along highways are:

  • Head-on Collisions

  • Intersection Accidents

  • Rear-End Accidents

  • Side-Impact Accidents

  • Interstate Accidents

  • Highway Construction Accidents

Aside from native construction work places, highway construction work zones also reports and reflects high numbers of occurrence of accident yearly. According to recent studies from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the frequency of motor vehicle to crash in work zones is high and dishes out fatalities and the state of Florida ranked 2 as it has recorded more than 60 deaths and thousands of injuries annually in work-zone related crashes. 

Prevalence of Highway Construction Zone Accidents in a spectrum

Here are the joint statistics from simultaneous study from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH):

  • From 80's up to 2017, a huge number of more than 27,000 died or about 773 per year individual die because of construction work zone-related crashes. 

  • In 2002, a peak number of 1,186 died in construction and maintenance work zones, on the hind sight, good thing that the number immediately declined down to averaging 591 from year 2008 to 2014 and then increased again in year 2015-2017 to 772 due to industrialization. 

  • 1,844 workers who have worked along road construction sites have died in year spanning from 2003 to 2017. 

  • Up to present, numbers have been consistently high as injuries sustenance at construction sites along road works averages 123 per year. 

  • From 2003 to 2017, Texas, known having open roads, ranked one among all states with the most worker deaths while working on road construction sites of 218, follwed by Florida at 132, Pennsylvania at 91, California at 76, and Tennessee at 70. 

  • Major contributors of fatalities is the limited vision of backing vehicles as it accounted for more than 80 deaths out of 345 in recorded total. 

    From 2003-2017, 67% of deaths in relation to road construction site accidents' victims type of occupation are:
  • Construction laborers (473)

  • Heavy and tractor trailer drivers (250)

  • Construction equipment operators (200)

  • First-line supervisors of construction and extraction workers (163)

  • Highway maintenance workers (142)

Contact your Personal Injury Lawyer

If ever you or one of your family members has been involved or has experienced an road accident along a construction working zone as a victim occurred because of a driver driving negligently or though that the construction firm is partly liable for the accident occurred, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out and work together to unveil what malice and fraudulent activities was on behind the scenes. 

Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation. 

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