SAFETY TIP TUESDAY- NCESD
Provided by the North Central ESD Workers Compensation Trust
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Did You Know?
« 100 workers are killed and 20,000 are injured in work zones every year in the U.S.
« A fatality occurs every 15 hours in a work zone
« A crash occurs once every 14 minutes in a work zone in the U.S.
« 85 - 90% of the people killed in work zone collisions are motorists & their passengers
« 10 – 15% of work zone fatalities are workers & other non-motorized users such as pedestrians & bicyclists
« The top three work zone accidents are:
- Rear-end collision with another vehicle (30%)
- Striking a fixed object
« The two major causes of work zone crashes are speeding & inattention.