Highway construction workers hit, injured in Michigan
A crash that happened during yesterday’s evening rush hour in metropolitan Detroit sent two construction workers to the hospital with injuries, according to news sources.
The Michigan State Police said the three-car collision on I-75 in Taylor was caused by a driver following another vehicle too closely.
One of the workers is in critical condition but is expected to recover. The other has minor injuries.
Transportation incidents and workers struck by vehicles or mobile equipment account for the highest number of fatal work injuries in high way work zones, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
From 2011 to 2015, 609 workers were killed from injuries at road work zones in the United States. These work zones include construction, maintenance, or utility work on a road, street, or highway. Workers in Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, and California incurred the most fatal injuries at road construction sites during the 5-year period.