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Funeral arrangements set for South Georgia man killed while working

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - We learned the funeral for a South Georgia man killed while working in Florida will be held Monday.

Most of the employees with Dougherty County Public Works spend their time outdoors, along roads, and in the rights of way, even in bad weather.

"We are right in the middle of the infrastructure where people are moving to and fro, back and fourth, trucks, cars," says Chucky Mathis, Assistant Director of Public Works.

And because of potential dangers, safety is top priority.

They use cones and signs to set up a safe work zone, but Chucky Mathis, Assistant Director of Public Works, says people are sometimes distracted, and in a hurry.

"Not as it was in years past when we didn't have all these distractions and people were more laid back and more calm. But today people want to go through fast, and get to where they are going and they've got these distractions," says Mathis.

On Thursday, Mitchell County native Scott Bradshaw was killed when he was hit by a car on a roadside in central Florida.

Mathis says they've been fortunate to never have a serious accident, and try to stay proactive by taking work zone safety classes.

"We need more training and we try to do trying once or twice a year," he says.

The Florida Highway patrol says a 92-year-old man pulled in front of another driver and the collision forced one of the cars into the crew along U-S highway 27 in Lake County, killing three of them.

Troopers say workers followed all the proper safety precautions.

Scott Bradshaw's family will accept visitors at Mathews Funeral Home Sunday from 6 to 8 pm. His funeral will be Monday at Lighthouse Ministries.

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