A construction laborer died when he was struck by a fast moving vehicle as he crossed the roadway in a street construction work zone.
NIOSH 2005 Jul; :1-4
A 19-year-old Hispanic construction laborer died when he was struck by a vehicle as he was crossing the road in a street construction work zone. The incident occurred at dusk while it was raining. There were no lights available to illuminate the work area after dusk. The work zone was identified by traffic cones along the work area, a diamond-shaped sign at each end, and two flag persons. The victim was wearing an orange rain coat with reflectors and a hard hat. 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 street construction work zones are set up in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). 2. Ensure employees in street construction work zones look both ways before crossing the street and wait for oncoming traffic to pass. 3. Ensure construction work crews have lights available to illuminate the work area after dusk.
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; Training; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Road-construction; Light-source; Lighting-systems
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Public Health Institute