The Numbers

Roadside Worker Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Incident Claims (2008 – 2017)

Roadside work is a dangerous job. Last year, one roadside worker died as a result of being hit by a motor vehicle and 25 were injured. Between 2008 and 2017 there were a total of 12 roadside worker deaths and 218 injuries as a result of being hit by a motor vehicle.

Of all those roadside workers injured 42 per cent were traffic control persons, 14 per cent were truck drivers, and 10 per cent were public services/construction labourers.

Roadside worksites involve hundreds of activities. Occupations at risk include construction workers, tow-truck operators, road maintenance crews, telecommunications and utility workers, municipal workers and first responders who work alongside or on roads, in close proximity to traffic.

View the detailed breakdown of roadside worker statistics (2008 – 2017)