Highway construction zones are dangerous areas where both construction workers and motorists are at risk of getting injured or killed in crashes.
An annual study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and Heavy Construction Systems Specialists (HCSS), found that during the past year 64% of contractors working on highways experienced at least one crash on their work site. Among them, 32% reported 5 crashes or more.
5 or more construction workers were injured in 2% of these crashes, 3 workers were injured in 3% of them, 2 in 5% of them and 1 hard hat was injured in 8% of them. In the majority of the accidents (82%) no workers were injured.