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Suicide by Semi
THIS is why Flaggers (Traffic Control Laborers) need to babysit some workers.
Posted by Larry Virdell on June 15, 2011 Full Size| Slideshow

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3 Comments

Reply Larry Virdell
2:20 PM on February 24, 2013 
This a freeway (turnpike) and Flaggers are prohibited from "flagging" in this high speed environment. There SHOULD be a buffer vehicle (Truck Mounted Attenuator - TMA) AND a Spotter.
The excess length of the closed workzone is a "Buffer Space" required on all State Projects.
Reply Jerald Moore
4:49 PM on February 21, 2013 
True.. But where is the flagger? this looks like a highway or freeway... the workzone looks to be a quarter mile long at least.. and with the amount of room they have on that road doing what they are doing; there should be a cop babysitting the zone OR they should be doing this at night..
Reply Jay Tonwsend
1:47 AM on February 21, 2012 
this sure looks like eastern wahington this past summer I was driving a semi and came across the same thing, the workers were out in the lane I had to go off the shoulder

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