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

    Charles O. Williams, Feb. 2, 1965, South Central Region, radio operator. Charles, who worked on Snoqualmie Pass, injured his hip in a fall the previous month and died from complications from that injury.

    Ray Wittig, Feb. 4, 1952, North Central Region, maintenance lead technician. Ray was buried in a snowslide while operating an early snowplow/snowblower in Tumwater Canyon.

    Loren L. Wharton, Feb. 8, 1988, Headquarters, transportation engineer. Loren stopped on his way to work to warn other drivers of a multiple vehicle crash. While directing traffic from a bridge abutment over the US 101 off ramp, a truck sped by, causing Loren to fall to his death on the roadway below.

    Lawrence "L.A." Parton, Feb. 13, 1951, Southwest Region, light equipment operator. Lawrence died from injuries received in a gasoline exploded in the light plant at Satus Pass.

    Robert N. Johnson, Feb. 14, 1982, Olympic Region, maintenance technician. Robert drowned while working to remove landslide on US 12. A second landslide came down while he was working a front-end loader to clear debris and knocked him into nearby water.

    Steven L. Brown, Feb. 18, 1998, Washington State Ferries, able seaman. Steven was lost overboard from a Seattle to Bainbridge Island Washington State Ferry that had recently departed Seattle.

    Samuel E. Williams, Feb. 22, 2000, Southwest Region, maintenance technician. Sam was killed by a car that entered the work zone where Sam flagging on US 12.

    Lucien L. Houston, Feb. 22, 1957, Southwest Region, equipment operator. Lucien was killed near Satus Pass when his snow plow was struck by a semitruck.

    Ray T. Collie, Feb. 28, 1970, North Central Region, maintenance technician. Ray died a week after being struck by a truck in a marked work zone.




 

WSDOTMF News

Troy Cowan

Outgoing 2018 Foundation President Troy Cowan (left) is recognized by incoming 2019 Foundation President Grant Rodeheaver for his service on the Board (December 12, 2018).


New Fallen Worker Memorial

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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