Attorney Charles Boyk Reminds Ohioans of Construction Season Dangers

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Spring weather will bring many construction projects with it. Attorney Charles Boyk reminds Ohioans to be aware of construction projects on the roadways, as well as in their neighborhoods.

Warm weather is on its way which means that construction sites will be even busier than they have been. Although road construction is common place on the roads of Toledo, bigger projects are likely to begin popping up as the warm weather rolls in. Attorney Charles Boyk would like to remind Ohioans of the dangers that may be associated with such projects.

Constructions on Roadways:

Although road construction seems to be never-ending, Mr. Boyk reminds drivers that the spring season will bring a variety of road construction crews out. The Toledo Blade reported that several pothole crews are fixing the area roadways, and this task is sure to last many more weeks after a winter like Ohio experienced. Attorney Boyk would like to remind drivers to be aware of road crews and be cautious when driving near them, as it is important to be aware of both equipment and personnel.

Building Projects:

Many building projects are expected to start within the next few months. It is important for pedestrians to especially be aware of such projects as falling debris from construction sites can cause serious harm. Construction workers are given advice by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to wear protective head gear and clothing, but if an accident occurs in which debris strikes a pedestrian, they most likely will not be wearing protective gear as a passerby. Act with caution when near large construction sites.

Home Improvements:

Spring is a time for homeowners to start projects that have been put on hold due to the cold weather. As reported by CNN Money, Home Depot alone will hire an additional 70,000 workers to prepare for the springtime rush. Spring projects can range from a simple cleaning spree, new siding or roofing, to complete renovations. Although neighbors must approve many home renovation projects, Attorney Boyk would like to stress the importance of parents explaining the dangers and safety precautions to any children that might be around the construction area.

It is important to be aware of upcoming construction projects in your area, and take the proper precautions to ensure safety. Visit the Ohio Department of Transportation Construction Information page for road construction projects. Ohioans can also check local news reports such as 13 ABC's Timesaver Traffic for highlights of construction projects in their area. For other construction projects, pay attention to the local newspaper which oftentimes reports new projects within the area. Also, Attorney Boyk stresses the importance of constantly paying attention to your surroundings in order to prevent any accidents.

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