2017 Caltrans Statewide Workers Memorial Ceremony
Remembering Our Fallen Workers
If you were unable to join us in person, you are invited to view the on demand video of the ceremony. * (for viewing in Google Chrome, see below)
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24" W x 36" H / 3192 px. W x 4788 px. H
This ceremony was held in coordination with Caltrans Safety Awareness Week.
The Workers Memorial is a time to remember those who lost their lives building, maintaining, and operating California’s world-class transportation system. This year, we will be paying special tribute to Jorge Lopez, Randy Whisenhunt and Annette Brooks, who all lost their lives since last year’s memorial. Mr. Lopez was an electrician who was struck and killed on Sept. 1, 2016, by an errant big rig that crossed onto the shoulder while he was standing outside of his vehicle on SR-14 in Acton. Whisenhunt was an electrician from the Escondido Yard, who passed away on Oct. 9, 2016, as a result of injuries suffered on the job. Brooks was a Structural Steel Painter Supervisor and was shot and killed at a Caltrans facility in Rio Dell on April 24. This observance also highlights safety awareness for employees in work zones, as well as the motoring public.