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Massachusetts safety group wants more highway safety standards

Posted By Tina Grady Barbaccia On September 16, 2010 @ 12:01 pm In Aggbeat Online | No Comments

A Massachusetts group is promoting worker safety after a state highway inspector was killed on the job Sept. 14, according to a Sept. 16 report in the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) SmartBrief newsletter.

Gregory Vilidnitsky, 57, was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver at a construction site on Route 9 in Framingham, according to a WBZ-Boston report. [1]

The Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MASSCOSH) safety watchdog group is now calling for more standards when it comes to road and highway workzones.

“It doesn’t take a drunk driver to get this close to a worker,” said MASSCOSH Executive Director Marcy Goldstein- Gelb in the WBZ report, holding her finger and thumb close together.

Road construction worker Ernie Thomas said in the WBZ report, “I’ve had several close calls over the years. I imagine everyone in this business has.”

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[1] according to a WBZ-Boston report.: http://wbztv.com/local/highway.safety.road.2.1915084.html

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