Caltrans will hold its 21st annual Worker Memorial Ceremony to honor highway workers who have lost their lives while working on state highways. The public ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 13, at 10:00 am at the Caltrans District 5 office at 50 Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo.
“This is a solemn but important event to honor all of our workers who made the ultimate sacrifice to build, maintain and operate California’s world-class transportation system,” said District Director Rich Krumholz.
Each year during the statewide Worker Memorial Day, Caltrans honors those who have died in the line of duty by placing their names on a memorial plaque in the lobby of the Caltrans headquarters building in Sacramento. At our District 5 office, we place a rose for each fallen employee on top of a memorial rock containing the engraved names of our fallen employees.
Since 1924, 175 Caltrans employees have been killed on the job, eight in our Central Coast district. One of the biggest hazards for workers is motorists who do not exercise caution while driving through highway work zones.
Caltrans reminds everyone to ‘Slow for the Cone Zone’.