Recognition of WorkZone Safety Week will complete with a
Moment of Silence
Across the West Texas AGC Chapter - Join together for a moment of silence
at 9:00 AM on Friday, April 21st.
The moment of silence was started in 2022 to remember the men and women
whose lives were lost in a work zone incident.
Learn more on how you can participate and make your voice count
on the importance of work zone safety.
Practice Work Zone Safety every day of the year!
In 2021, 956 people died in work zones, according to the NHTSA FARS data. Also in 2021, 108 highway worker occupational fatalities occurred in road construction sites, based on BLS data. View the 2023 FHWA Fact Sheet. Data is also available on WorkZoneSafety.org.
What many fail to recognize is the vast majority of people killed in work zone crashes are motorists and their passengers. In 2021, 778 drivers and their passengers died in work zones (based on NHTSA FARS data), making it all the more important for drivers to slow down and stay focused while approaching and passing through a roadway work zone.