AGC calls for new safety measures to protect highway workers


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Representatives from a national contractors association are meeting in Birmingham today to call for new safety measures to protect highway workers.

In a press event on the side of Interstate 20/59 members of The Associated General Contractors of America are expected to hand out work zone safety data and urge drivers to use caution while heading through highway work songs during the summer travel season.

Earlier this month a highway worker was killed after being struck by a driver in the Hoover area according to Hoover police.

Coming up on WIAT 42 News this evening you”ll hear more about the safety measures that the AGC is calling for and why they say more is needed to prevent tragedies like the one in Hoover.

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