Nearly 40 percent of all occupational deaths occur as a result of transportation-related incidents. A majority of them occur in traffic work zones. Many are not road construction workers but rather tradespeople, including electrical workers, who must work in or near roadways. Residential contractors also may find it necessary to divert traffic on occasion. Don’t overlook work zone safety, even as a rare or secondary component of completing work. Twenty-five states, Puerto Rico, the U.S.