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

    Bruce H. Cowing, May 16, 2016, Olympic Region, bridge maintenance technician. Bruce died when his personal truck went off the Hood Canal Bridge as he was ending his shift. His truck and body were recovered from nearly 400-foot deep waters May 26.

    James C. Wishard, May 19, 1980, Southwest Region, engineer technician. James was killed when he was recording data on a pad and walked behind a contractor’s truck while it was backing up.

    William L. Cook, May 24, 1977, Northwest Region, bridge maintenance technician. William was killed when he got caught between the counterweight and another part of the Swinomish Channel Bridge while performing maintenance work.

    Two Eastern Region maintenance technicians were killed along the freeway in Spokane in 1959 when a WSDOT paint truck exploded. Newspaper reports stated a flipped cigarette may have caused the large explosion.

        George H. Mulfinger, May 8, 1959. George died from injuries received when his paint truck ignited that day.

        Francis E. Baker, May 9, 1959. Francis was working on a nearby maintenance truck when the paint truck exploded. He died from his injuries the following day.




 

WSDOTMF News

WSDOT Retirees Luncheon

WSDOT Retirees Luncheon will be Wednesday, May 16th at Panorama City. Additional information is available by clicking here, or by emailing wsdotretirees@gmail.com.


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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A Monument in the making!



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