Articles Posted in Road Construction Zone Accidents

Construction Workers at Risk Doing RoadworkWorker Dies Trapped in a Recycling Machine

In a recent case, a construction worker’s life was taken after he became caught under a pavement recycling machine. The employee was working in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side when the tragedy occurred. Martin Marino, 48, was found dead at the scene of the accident.

Mr. Marino became trapped under the machine at 12:45 p.m. on September 12, 2013, and workers were unable to release his body from below the machine until 2:30 p.m. on that same day. Mr. Marino worked as a contractor for Peoples Gas and also worked as an employee for a paving company in the area.

Speed Limits In Illinois Work ZonesThe Illinois Department of Transportation is doing whatever it can to ensure that road work zones are as safe as possible. The latest addition are speed indicator boards in the Metro East. These boards display how fast approaching vehicles are driving as they enter into work zones. Because 19 people died in work zones in Illinois in 2012, any step taken to reduce the number of fatalities is a positive one.

What the board does

The radar technology will capture how fast the driver is going at the time; the indicator board will then display the actual speed. If drivers are going faster than the preset speed limit, the sign is going to show the how fast oncoming vehicles are driving in real-time. It is just another step in doing whatever is possible to save lives in work zones. Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider believes that it will encourage drivers to go the work zone speed limit, raise awareness, and consequently change driver behavior in the end.

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