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Construction Worker Fatally Injured On I-95 in Delaware

Jennifer Jussell5 months ago

WDEL reports that a construction worker was fatally injured Monday evening after being hit by a vehicle on Interstate 95 northbound. 

Details of the Fatal Accident

According to the Delaware State Police, the accident happened just after 7:30 p.m., just south of Route 202.

The two right-hand lanes of I-95 northbound were closed to traffic at the time of the accident. The victim was a 36-year-old male working on the construction site. He was treated on scene for head, upper and lower extremity, and possible internal injuries before being taken to Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the vehicle was uninjured and remained at the scene. Police are still carrying out an investigation into the accident. 

On the Job Injury Statistics

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • 4,679 workers in America were killed on the job in 2014.
  • 874 of the deaths, or 20.5%, were in construction, meaning 1 in 5 worker deaths in 2014 were in construction. 
  • The four leading causes of death on construction sites are falls, electrocution, struck by object, and caught-in/between, in that order. These four causes of death accounted for 58.1% of construction-worker deaths in 2014. 
  • Eliminating these four causes of death would save 508 workers' lives in America every year. 
  • Since 1970, government and work-place intervention have reduced worker-fatality rates by 66%. 


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