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18 10, 2018

City Supervisor Planting Flowers Struck, Killed on Center Point Parkway Median

By |2018-12-18T22:26:07+00:00October 18th, 2018|Articles, Real Life Claims|

Here’s what we preach at Public Service Safety: the most dangerous part of a city worker’s job is working in and around the roads. That includes driving, anytime they’re out of the vehicle, and, sadly, even when they’re planting flowers. We exist to prevent tragic accidents like this one from ever happening. And, they’re all too common. City workers are hit and killed practically on a daily basis. We want to make communities safer, one driver at a time, but we need your help to do it. Contact us today to learn how to keep your employees

15 10, 2018

Local Worker Dies on Chief Joseph Highway Repair Project

By |2018-12-18T18:32:11+00:00October 15th, 2018|Articles, Real Life Claims|

No matter the job, the most dangerous part about being a road worker is driving. This is a particularly tragic example. It pains us to see anyone lose their life, especially someone as young as 26. We don’t have all of the facts on this one. One thing, however, is always clear: accidents are preventable. Public Service Safety exists to make communities safer, one driver at a time. That means helping you prevent accidents like this one.

A local man who was working on a project to repair the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway died Friday

20 09, 2018

Dozer Operator Killed in Vehicle Accident in California

By |2018-10-26T19:07:34+00:00September 20th, 2018|Articles, Real Life Claims|

Make no mistake about it; driving is the most dangerous thing your employees do. This worker was on his way to bravely risk his life in a fight against a forest fire. Sadly, he died in a traffic accident before he was even able to arrive to the scene. Your employees have people counting on them, and they face enough risk on the job. Work with Public Service Safety to keep them safe on the way there, and back to their families when their work is done.

Tuesday morning September 11 at about 5:45 a.m., Antonio

19 09, 2018

MDOT Highway Worker Accidents Lead Transportation Officials to Urge Safer Driving

By |2018-10-26T19:25:32+00:00September 19th, 2018|Articles, Real Life Claims|

We love to see transportation departments taking the well-being and safety of their workers seriously. Clearly, you can’t count on the amateurs out there on the road with them. Just like the article points out, amateurs will speed in construction zones. They’ll refuse to move over for road workers. Worst of all, they’ll drive distracted.  They behave in unbelievably unsafe ways every day which puts your employees at risk. The only issue is, that isn’t changing anytime soon. It’s always important to raise awareness, but that sort of change happens over years – maybe even decades. Control what you

18 09, 2018

Mount Pleasant Employee Struck by Car has Died

By |2018-12-18T22:26:52+00:00September 18th, 2018|Articles, Real Life Claims|

Your employees face tons of risk when they’re out on the job. The biggest risk of all? The drivers they’re sharing the roadways with. Whether your employees are working along the roadway, driving, or stopped at a traffic light, their biggest risk is the deadly mistakes amateur drivers make. Every accident is preventable. That’s why it pains us to see stories like this one. We see them almost every day. We don’t have all the details to this accident, but what we do know is when you train and educate your employees on the mistakes other drivers make, your

4 09, 2018

Fifth Judge Assigned in MoDOT Case – Worker Struck, Killed

By |2018-10-26T19:27:06+00:00September 4th, 2018|Articles, Real Life Claims|

This case has been dragged out for two and a half years. The outcome can never change. In Spring of 2016, tragedy struck the Missouri Department of Transportation as a worker lost his life flagging traffic. The driver, who was operating the vehicle without insurance, swerved to avoid hitting stopped traffic and is now charged with felony assault. Maybe your workers know to maintain a safe following distance to avoid accidents like this one, but do they know enough about the people who share the roads with them? When you partner with us, your workers will be more

10 08, 2018

City Sanitation Worker Involved in Garbage Truck Accident Charged with DUI

By |2018-10-26T19:27:40+00:00August 10th, 2018|Articles, Real Life Claims|

People will make mistakes that are so careless that it makes you shake your head in surprise. It’s all the more disappointing when it’s a professional driver who we assume knows better. Stop assuming and start knowing. When you work with Public Service Safety, you can create a safety culture and help prevent your drivers from making these types of mistakes.

BLUEFIELD — A Bluefield sanitation worker on duty when a garbage truck accident resulted in serious injuries to a coworker has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence, officials said Wednesday.

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10 08, 2018

At Least 9 Killed in Phoenix Area by Wrong-Way Drivers in 2018: How to Stay Safe

By |2018-12-18T22:27:15+00:00August 10th, 2018|Articles, Real Life Claims|

This is what we mean when we say “Look out for the other guy.” Sorry to be blunt, but people do dumb stuff behind the wheel. There’s hardly anything dumber than driving the wrong way down a road. Maybe you’re a great driver who never breaks the rules. Even a mediocre driver would never drive the wrong direction. However, being a mediocre driver or even a great driver isn’t enough to keep you free from harm. You have to be a defensive driver. We share the roadways with countless drivers who take risks. Our world class defensive driving system,

9 08, 2018

City Worker Injured in On-the-Job Accident

By |2018-10-26T19:28:47+00:00August 9th, 2018|Articles, Real Life Claims|

This street department employee is lucky. Well, so to speak. It’s not so lucky to have a heaping piece of asphalt fall on you, but it is lucky to live through the accident without suffering so much as a broken bone. According to the article, the employee was in a ditch when the piece of asphalt “broke loose and fell on top of him.” At first glance, this seems like just a bizarre coincidence, but even an accident like this is preventable. We don’t have all the answers, but we do have some questions. Were there any signs of

16 07, 2018

Highway Workers Have Dangerous Jobs Fixing Roads

By |2018-07-24T21:44:52+00:00July 16th, 2018|Articles, Real Life Claims|

We’re glad to see we’re not the only ones saying this: municipal workers out on the roads have a dangerous job. Yes, the line of work itself poses major risk, but the biggest risk of all is driving out along the highways and roads. At least every other day, a roadside worker is struck by a vehicle, and those accidents are completely avoidable. Make safety a priority every day by teaching your employees how to avoid vehicular accidents. But don’t stop there; let us help you. Public Service Safety has all the fodder you need. Please, continue visiting our

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