Construction workers in Texas might benefit from learning more about highway work zone safety and workplace accidents. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that between 2003 and 2013, Texas had more worker fatalities in road construction sites and work zones than any other state in the nation.
According to law enforcement authorities, an employee of the Harlingen Irrigation District lost his life in a work-related accident that occurred on Jan. 8. The accident occurred north of Harlingen on private land off of Brazil Road near the Bass Pro shop. Officials with the Harlingen Irrigation District stated that the man was performing a job on the land for the company.