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Michigan Road Construction Worker Accidents

In 2018, a construction worker in Lansing was walking behind a work truck while filling in potholes when a second work truck collided with the man. As a result, the worker was crushed between the two large vehicles. In response to this accident, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration determined that the man’s employer, Wayne County, received a large fine as the result of a serious violation. To the surprise of many, this man was the third person to die in a similar situation from his department since 2000.

 

Workers who construct and repair Michigan’s roads are at significant danger of being involved in several types of accidents, including those involving heavy equipment and work vehicles. The Michigan Worker’s Compensation statute typically applies to construction workers who are injured on the job, although workers are sometimes able to pursue legal compensation. No matter how your accident occurred, it is often a wise idea to obtain the assistance of a skilled accident attorney who understands how these accidents occur and can navigate the various obstacles that might arise.

 

The Prevalence of Work Zone Accidents

Statistics reveal that annually, over 100 workers are killed due to accidents that occur at road construction zones. Four out of five of highway work zone fatalities are drivers as well as their passengers, rather than workers. In recognition of these dangers, the state of Michigan has passed very strict laws regarding work zone safety.

 

The Ways in which Work Zone Accidents Occur

The most common ways in which work zone accidents occur include the following:

  • Contact with equipment or objects.
  • Exposure to harmful substances.
  • Slip, trips, and falls.
  • Transportation related accidents.

 

Vehicular Accidents in Work Zones

A large number of deadly accidents in work zones are caused by events involving equipment and vehicles. Workers are about as likely to be struck by a construction vehicle as they are by a passing traffic vehicle. Approximately half of work zone accidents are caused by backing up vehicles. Some of the other ways in which work zones vehicle accidents occur include:

  • Being struck by falling objects.
  • Collisions with overhead power lines.
  • Falling objects or material.
  • Gas line explosions.

 

Failure to Follow Safety Standards

A large number of accidents occur due to inadequate safety measures. The National institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that poor visibility surrounding construction equipment is one of the most common causes of a variety of work zone accidents.

 

Speak with a Dedicated Michigan Accident Attorney Today

No matter how your road construction accident occurred, you should not hesitate to contact a Michigan auto accident attorney at Jay Trucks & Associates, PC who understands how these accidents occur and can make sure that you obtain the compensation that you deserve. Depending on the way in which your accident occurred, there are various ways in which you might be able to obtain compensation. While workers are often prevented from initiating legal action against the state of Michigan, they might be able to pursue legal action against another driver who negligently operated a motor vehicle. To discover the strategies that are available in your case, schedule an free case evaluation with our firm today.

 

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