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.