AGC of America Releases Work Zone Safety Survey:
Sixty-Four Percent Of Firms Working On Highway Upgrades Experienced Cars Crashing Into Their Work Zone During The Past Year, New Data Finds
Wed, 05/25/2022 – 12:29
- AGC of America released a new public service video today which tells the tragic story of young Marshall Walton. He lost his life to a distracted driver while working on a road project. That terrible tragedy forever changed the lives of his parents, family, colleagues and friends.
- Fortunately, his parents, Johnny and Kathy Walton (Mobile Section, AGC Members) have channeled their grief into efforts to help make our highway work zones safer and pushing for laws in Alabama to better protect workers and motorists alike in work zones.
Please click link below to view video:
Special appreciation to our Mobile AGC members who helped to make this video possible and to Kathy and Johnny Walton for their courage!
Annual Survey by HCSS and Associated General Contractors of America Finds Drivers and Passengers are at Greater Risk of Injury and Death in Work Zone Crashes, As Officials Urge Drivers to Be Careful this Summer
Sixty-four percent of highway contractors report that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, putting motorists and workers at risk, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and HCSS. In response, officials urged drivers to slow down and remain alert while passing through work zones during the summer driving season.
“The men and women of the construction industry are frequently working just a few feet, and sometimes inches, away from speeding vehicles,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist and author of the annual survey. “Drivers who are too often distracted, speeding and/or under-the-influence crash into those work zones, putting workers and themselves at risk of serious harm and death.”
State Specific Results:
Highway Worker Safety Training Program
AGC of America and Zurich Services Corporation developed a program designed to increase hazard awareness and demonstrate the appropriate control measures to address highway worker safety exposures. Learn more here.
For more information please visit www.agc.org