Group Wants More Safety for Highway WorkersAbstract:
The recent death of Gregory Vilidnitsky, a 57 year old highway worker, caused by a drunk driver, has members of the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MASSCOSH) extremely concerned. Last year there were 62 deaths in the workplace in the state of Massachusetts, five percent of which coming from highway work zones. This raised serious concerns over the lack of uniformity in the enforcement of safety standards. Efforts have been underway for the state to adopt federal safety standards. Motorists are advised to pay attention when travelling through work zones and remember to never drive while intoxicated.