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1 killed, 1 injured in collision inside work zone

Working on the roads, you normally have a designated work zone. Cones tend to be set out, and your vehicle has indicators or reflectors to make it obvious to others. Work-in-progress signs, or other kinds, may be put up to alert drivers that you're working, too.

When drivers disregard your safety, you deserve to be compensated. You can be compensated through workers' compensation, but you also may have the right to claim against the negligent driver. If you've lost a loved one in a work-related accident like this one, that may be what you're trying to do.

In this recent story, it was reported that a worker killed in Moore County has been identified, according to the news from Feb. 18. The man was working through a private contractor for the North Carolina Department of Transportation when a driver collided with him and his coworkers on the roadway.

He and other workers were setting up a wood chipper when they were struck at around 8 a.m, during the height of the morning rush hour. The driver, who struck them on Plank Road, has been reported as a 50-year-old man from North Carolina.

After hitting the workers, one man was killed immediately. Another was also injured; both had been inside a work zone when the accident took place. The second victim was airlifted to the hospital, while the first was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

There has been no news on the cause of the accident; the police have not indicated if distractions or intoxication could have been a factor.

Source: North Carolina News, "Worker killed in Moore County crash identified," Feb. 18, 2016

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