Speed Zones Still Active for Worker Safety on US 31
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputies and Indiana State Police Troopers are pulling over thousands of cars in the newly opened section of US 31 between Old Meridian and 136th Street, as the area is not out of the construction-zone-woods yet.
The section of road is reopened, yes, but construction crews are still hard at work on some parts, and speed zones are still active. Police are actively monitoring the area in an effort to keep drivers aware of the speed zones, and keep everyone as safe as possible while construction finishes up.
The construction is not projected to be finished until the end of next year, so officers want to keep reminding drivers of the hazardous area, especially as the winter weather gets increasingly rough.
According to OSHA, construction workers are at incredibly high risks for work injuries, and construction worker deaths make up over 20% of all work-related fatalities (796 occurred in 2013). The workers’ compensation attorneys at Wagner Reese have helped countless men and women just like you who have suffered an injury in a construction zone due to unsafe practices, or the recklessness of drivers in speed zones.
Take care this holiday season and keep worker safety in mind as you watch out for speed zones like this one on the north side of town. If you have questions about an on-the-job injury you have suffered, or would like to schedule a free consultation with one of our construction site accident attorneys, we are here to help you at (888) 204-8440.