National Work Zone Awareness Week: What It Means to Us

national work zone awareness weekEvery year, our companies join with others across our industry to highlight National Work Zone Awareness Week.  This annual campaign coincides with the start of the spring construction season and encourages safe driving around roadway work zones.

Safety is the foundation of everything we do, and we’re committed to spreading awareness. But, we also have a very personal reason for calling attention to the serious risks of distracted and reckless driving.

Each of our companies here in Texas has suffered the devastating loss of friends and colleagues who have been struck and killed in work zone intrusions. These individuals were experienced professionals in our industry, and did everything in their power to take appropriate safety precautions. But, they tragically lost their lives as a result of distracted or impaired drivers.

José Arturo López Leiva, Texas Materials

Alfred Dingler, Gulf Coast

Reynaldo Mendoza, TexasBit

Each of these men had full lives, were beloved by friends and family, and had every right to return home safely from doing their jobs. They are deeply missed by all who knew them.

On the occasion of National Work Zone Awareness Week, please join us in honoring their memories by driving safely, and remaining especially vigilant when traveling through construction work zones. There is no deadline, phone call or text message that is worth the risk.