Since 1989, April 28th has been recognized nationally and locally by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employers (AFSCME), Building Trade Unions, and the AFL-CIO as Workers Memorial Day in remembrance of workers who have been injured or killed on the job. ~ MN Governor Mark Dayton
Did you know:
- in the past four years, there have been 27 fatalities
- 6,872 crashes involving citizens in work zones
- 34 MnDOT employees have lost their lives on the job since 1960
- each year 15 construction workers lost their lives in MN
For a list of Fallen Workers, visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/workermemorial/docs/workers_list.pdf
The MnDOT Worker Memorial is located in the lobby of the Transportation Building at 395 John Ireland Blvd in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Why the Proclamation?
Continuing efforts are needed to improve safety in highway work zones and at worksites, and to promote public awareness about the dangers of work zones and worksite hazards. ~ MN Governor Mark Dayton
Today (and EVERY DAY), as you drive down our state’s busy roads and highways, remember to keep an eye out for flashing red lights. Slow down and move over … it’s the law!
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