Two Workers Injured in Highway Construction Accidents

Highway work zones are often busy, and workers are focused on their jobs. Highly trafficked roads need repairs more often than less busy ones, and more cars make construction workers’ jobs dangerous. Furthermore, diverting traffic generally involves an array of barrels, signs and frequent lane changes. Drivers who are already impaired, fatigued or distracted may…

3 Hazards that Cause Construction Accidents

Every job brings with it a unique set of hazards. Of course, some are worse than others. Desk jobs can induce carpal tunnel syndrome and strain the eyes, whereas linemen work at death-defying heights every day. Construction work consistently ranks high on lists of the most dangerous because employees face an incredibly large number of…

Distracted Driver Hits and Kills Elderly Woman

Distracted driving is an epidemic that shockingly receives little attention in our culture. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, cellphone use caused 23 percent of all car accidents in 2011, meaning distracted driving was involved in 1.3 million crashes that year. If that’s not shocking enough, the administration also reports approximately 27 percent…

Construction Worker Killed in Freak Electrocution Accident

Every year, approximately 1 in 5 workers who die on the job work in the construction industry. This caused the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to investigate work accidents to gain a better understanding of what safety hazards are killing our builders. The agency used that data to name the “fatal four,” or the top-four…