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Road construction and truck accidents a tragic combination

Road construction in Tennessee can be an annoyance for drivers who are trying to get to a destination. This can be particularly true for truck drivers who have to keep to a schedule. The safety of construction workers is also a concern. As a result certain measures are put in place to try to protect workers from incidents, including truck accidents.

One of these measures includes the Tennessee Department of Transportation's campaign called Work with Us that was put in place in an effort to maintain worker safety. The campaign asks that drivers move over a lane and slow down when driving in a work zone. Two TDOT contractors were killed in a recent truck accident in a construction zone.

According to preliminary reports, work was being done to replace reflectors along the center line of Interstate 40 when a truck reportedly crashed into the two workers. It is not known if speed contributed to the cause of the accident. One other worker was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

Construction work, including road construction, carries with it certain risks. Precautions, such as the Work with Us campaign in Tennessee, are put in place in an attempt to minimize risk to people engaged in this risky work. Losing a loved one as a result of tragic truck accidents can be heartbreaking. While no one can bring the loved one back, a civil lawsuit against the person deemed responsible can provide compensation for medical expenses, final costs and other verifiable losses.

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