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Two work zone safety stats to chew on

Posted at 9:53 AM on October 14, 2011 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Transportation

We're parsing data and insight today on highway work zone safety in the aftermath of Thursday's accident that killed two highway workers.

We came across some compelling facts from the Federal Highway Safety Administration

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The danger's always been there. Drivers and passengers are still the most likely to die in work zone accidents. But as our bridges and roads age, there are more work zone sites and more people out there doing the work.


About Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.