There has been a recent temporary traffic management safety alert issued in relation to a road worker struck by a vehicle.
On Thursday 16 November 2023, at about 5.10pm, a white Toyota Hilux was travelling east along Fisheries Road in Esperance, through a road work zone, when the vehicle struck a road worker.
The road worker, a 47-year-old man, sustained critical injuries and was conveyed to hospital. Sadly he died in hospital 12 days later.
Major Crash investigators are urging anyone who saw, or who has dash-cam vision of the crash, or who saw the Toyota Hilux travelling in the area prior to the crash, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au
Please note that these are generic actions for all to consider in relation to this critical risk (and are not reflective of this specific incident):
- Ensure risk assessments have been conducted to assess each working environment.
- Ensure all workers are aware of site layout and pre-start covers appropriate escape routes.
- Ensure safe procedures for worksite setup and pack down are in place and being followed.
- Ensure processes are in place to look out for, and warn workers of, errant vehicles.
It’s essential for all involved in traffic management and related fields to prioritise safety and awareness to prevent similar accidents in the future.
Vigilance and adherence to safety protocols are key to protecting both workers and the public on our roads.
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