Nabholz Construction at work on HWY 265 in Northwest Arkansas.[divider][/divider]Just in time for National Work Zone Awareness Week, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) released a new study showing that 38% percent of highway contractors had a vehicle crash into their work zones in the past year. Surprisingly, the study also found that it is the drivers and passengers of those vehicles–not the construction workers–that are more likely to be killed or injured in a work zone crash. In fact, the report shows that 46% of contractors reported that the drivers or passengers in those crashes were injured, with 14% of those resulting in death, while 18% of work zone crashes injured construction workers, with 8% of those resulting in the loss of life.
At Nabholz Construction, safety always comes first–not just for our employees, but for anyone and everyone who enters a Nabholz jobsite or construction zone. So, next time you’re driving and you see our workers or any construction workers in a work zone, please think about their safety and your own, and slow down and pay attention. It could save your life.
To see the press release and full study from AGC, click here.