Utility workers and those working in construction zones in Oklahoma often risk their lives. They are sometimes the victims of workplace injuries, and although motorists are expected to reduce their traveling speed and be on the lookout for workers, some drivers seem to be oblivious to the potential dangers when they approach these areas. A driver in another state may be facing charges after she caused injuries to several utility workers.
Oklahoma workers in the building, roofing and construction industries may be aware of the hazards of their occupations. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration says fall accidents are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry. Unfortunately, some employers show complete disregard for the safety of their employees, leading to severe workplace injuries and deaths.