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Work Zone Awareness Week: Slow down and share the road

In 2018, nearly 30 people in Alabama died in work zone accidents.

DECATUR, Ala. — April 20-24, 2020 is Work Zone Awareness Week.

In 2018, over 750 people died in work zone accidents in the U.S. and 27 of those were here in Alabama.

When driving in a work zone, slow down, pay attention, and share the road. Work zones are always marked with cones and signs.

In February, four Decatur Utilities employees were injured when a driver crashed into their work zone.

Decatur Utilities Communications and Public Relations Coordinator, Joe Holmes, said, "He actually crashed through the message board. He crashed through another truck, wound up pushing that truck into a bucket truck. Two of them are still recovering from those injuries, so it can be a very severe thing and we're just blessed that we weren't having funerals after that week, because it very easily could have killed them."

They say speeding is one of the biggest safety concerns for roadside workers.

For more information and safety tips, click here.

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