On Friday, a construction worker died after walking into the path of a tractor-trailer. Police say the semi driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol nor was he driving over the speed limit. The impact of the semi forced the worker into the air, and he died before rescuers arrived at the scene of the construction site accident.
The 36-year-old worker was part of a concrete crew working near mile market 135 on Interstate 75 in Florida. No charges will be filed in the highway construction accident, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will inspect the worksite.
Construction workers are often exposed to dangerous conditions on the job, including heavy equipment or hazardous substances. The Bureau of Labor reports over five thousand workers died from construction accidents in 2006.
Florida Highway Construction Worked Killed in Accident, ClaimsJournal.com, April 6, 2009
If you have been injured on the job, then contact a Massachusetts construction accident attorney for a consultation.