men at workMUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (10/25/13) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Muhlenberg County crew had a close call yesterday morning as they were setting up a work zone on the Western Kentucky Parkway near Central City.

Just after 7:00 a.m., the crew was setting up a lane restriction when a truck pulling a dolly approached the work zone. As the truck attempted to slow the empty dolly started to fishtail out of control and broke free from the truck. According to witnesses, the dolly flipped several times and hit a guardrail before landing in the median. Fortunately, there were no injuries. The damaged dolly was recovered by a wrecker.

KYTC District 2 Safety Coordinator Shelley Singleton says the incident serves as a reminder that it is important to slow down when you first see work zone signage.

"We were just very fortunate that the dolly didn't hit any of our workers or any other vehicles," Singleton said.

In recent weeks two Transportation Cabinet trucks have been hit by passenger vehicles. One of those crashes resulted in a fatality. During the past three years in Kentucky, 11 people have died and 471 people were injured in highway construction and maintenance work zones. Most of those injuries and fatalities were motorists.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Keith Todd, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 18,162.99
+121.45 (0.67%)    
2 S&P 2,123.48
+19.28 (0.92%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,106.59
+73.84 (1.47%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7633

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 7422

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 4079

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3470

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 21, 2015 3434

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10852

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 7633

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 27, 2015 4079

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 2602

Mandarin House Gearing Up to Open Soon

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 2479

Large Necklace on Rearview Mirror Lands Driver in…

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1894

Governor Announces Hopkins County as Kentucky…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1687

Two Central City People Jailed on Meth Charges

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1429

Veterans Honor Veterans

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1188

‘Remembering Those That Paid All’

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1178

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1160

Bremen Man Charged with Concealed Brass Knuckles…

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1107

Teenager Injured during Multiple Rollover…

by SurfKY News