Preventing Worker Deaths When Struck By Construction Equipment

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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Summary Statement

Describes statistics on worker fatalities in roadway construction, causes of fatalities, case studies and prevention measures
February 2004

Presented at the 14th Annual Construction Safety Conference & Exposition, Rosemont, IL, February 2004.

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Outline Background
  • 910 worker deaths in work zones from 1992-2000
  • 826 (91%) were vehicle or equipment-related (traffic vehicle, construction vehicle, or both)

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