ODOT subcontractor dies after being hit by vehicle in Butler County

Published: Jun. 7, 2021 at 3:34 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 7:44 PM EDT
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WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - A subcontractor with the Ohio Department of Transportation died Monday evening after he was hit along Ohio 73, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

The flagger was hit in a work zone on the road around 1 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy told FOX19 NOW.

The flagger suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Fort Hamilton Hospital.

OSHA has been called to the scene to investigate, the sheriff’s office says.

Construction zone accidents are nothing new. In 2019, ODOT reported more than 1,100 injuries caused by accidents in construction zones, and two workers died that year.

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