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|Slow Down in the Cone Zone|
Every day thousands of people working on the roadside in B.C. are counting on you to slow down and drive with care when approaching a "Cone Zone." Behind each work zone cone is a worker in a vulnerable position. Each cone stands for someone's father, mother, son, or daughter.
Roadside work is dangerous. In the last ten years, WorkSafeBC received 396 claims from workers--typically working in a Cone Zone-- who were struck by motor vehicles. Of the claims, 192 were classified as serious injuries and 21 resulted in the death of a worker.
The objective of the Cone Zone campaign is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries of roadside workers by increasing awareness of the vulnerability of these workers and encouraging drivers to practice safe driving behaviour in the "Cone Zone."
Types of roadside workers
Roadside worksites involve hundreds of activities - not just road construction. There are many types of workers in the Cone Zone:
The Work Zone Safety Alliance Partners
The Cone Zone campaign is a joint provincial initiative supported by organizations committed to improving the safety of roadside workers. For more information on the Alliance, and how to become a member visit ConeZoneBC.com or email .
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