October 13, 2011 - In a report from Asbury Park Press, a roadside safety class is bringing awareness to the dangers that construction workers face on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Construction workers participated in an annual training program sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of New Jersey, along with other trade unions. This has sparked many construction workers to ask drivers to be aware of their presence and to slow down when driving.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2009 there were 87,400 workers who were injured while on the job. Of those, 600 were injured while working on projects involving bridges, streets and highways.
While construction workers face numerous hazards with equipment and machinery, they are most at risk with other vehicles. This is despite the warnings given to other drivers such as flashing arrows, warning signs and the threat of fines for speeding.
At the present time, drivers continue to speed through the New Jersey Turnpike, putting constructions workers' lives on the line.
If you were injured in a construction or traffic accident, then you should speak with a New Jersey injury attorney to discuss your case because you may be eligible to file an injury claim.
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