A construction worker jumps over a cement barrier onto an interstate highway transition road and is killed when struck by an oncoming vehicle.
NIOSH 2003 Jun; :1-5
A 31-year-old male construction worker was killed when struck by an oncoming vehicle on an interstate highway transition road. The victim jumped over a concrete barrier separating the work zone from the roadway. The vehicle that struck the victim was traveling at an estimated speed of 62-80 mph when the incident occurred. The driver of the vehicle did not see the victim until it was too late to avoid hitting him. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers, as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) should: 1. Ensure employees remain within the safe work zone designated by protective barriers.
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Training; Construction-workers; Drivers; Warning-signs; Road-construction; Construction-industry
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Public Health Institute