A MassDOT worker was taken to the hospital this morning after a driver crashed into the Verizon construction zone he was working in. The worker suffered minor injuries, but the accident has prompted some bigger concerns.
“It's become a familiar picture around the state. A work zone, and a crash,” says Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, Executive Director, MA Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health. “This has been an issue for years, but it's a preventable one,” says Goldstein-Gelb
Since June, the coalition says there have been 6 work zone crashes. One worker was killed on site this summer. The group say the state should consider adding on to federal safety regulations already in place
The MassDOT worker hit was inside his car at the time and was treated and released from a hospital this morning.
Boston police say the driver who hit him was reaching for something that had fallen in his car when he veered off course