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"... To preserve the memory of the Washington State Department of Transportation fallen workers and to provide assistance to active and retired employees and their families in times of need."



Monthly Memorial Tribute
This month we pay tribute to and remember these
WSDOT employees who died in work zone incidents:

    Knute Johnson, Equipment Operator, Oct. 4, 1957 Southcentral Region
    Clarence R. Sluder, Maintenance Tech, Oct. 4, 1957, Southcentral Region
    Knute and Clarence were killed while working on Snoqualmie Pass when a large rock slide occurred.

    Edward J. Fabeck, Oct. 6, 1994, Transportation Planning Tech 2, Olympia Service Center (Headquarters). Edward was using traffic counter equipment on a road shoulder when several cars swerved to avoid a collision. He was struck by a vehicle trying to avoid those cars.

    Joseph C. Craig, Maintenance Tech 2, Northwest Region, Oct. 11, 1985
    John D. Swan, Maintenance Tech 2, Northwest Region, Oct. 11, 1985.
    Joseph and John were clearing catch basins on Interstate 5, when a van lost control on wet road and struck them head on. Joseph was also struck by a second vehicle.

    Wallace D. Wright, Oct. 22, 1966, Eastern Region, Engineer Tech 2. Wallace was surveying along the side of a highway when he was struck by an errant vehicle.

    Lee W. Robinson, Oct. 30, 1964, Olympic Region, Engineer Tech. Lee was looking down at a clipboard on a highway project south of Tumwater when he stepped into the path of a dump truck that was backing up.




 

WSDOTMF News

2018 Worker Memorial Event

WSP Honor Guard leading family and friends of fallen workers past WSDOT Honor Guard to 2018 Worker Memorial Event.


New Fallen Worker Memorial

Presenting NWR with decommissioned HQ Worker Memorial and photo of new Worker Memorial.
L to R – Greg Selstead, Lorena Eng, Mike Cotton, Pasco Bakotich

Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar (second from left) with several of the Foundation Board Directors at the April 4th Worker memorial Event. Left to right: Troy Cowan (Foundation President), Chris Johnson, Bill Ford (Foundation Executive Director), Grant Rodeheaver (Foundation Vice President), Bart Gernhart and Jeff De Vere.


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