Event is a moving tribute to 184 fallen workers
SACRAMENTO â€“ In this Caltrans News Flash, youâ€™ll join Caltrans for a powerful and inspiring look at the 26th annual Workers Memorial ceremony, where Caltrans honors its 184 fallen workers.
Each year, Caltrans workers face considerable hazards maintaining Californiaâ€™s roads. The Workers Memorial is a tribute to those who gave their lives to build, maintain and keep Californiaâ€™s transportation system safe. This year unfortunately added yet another Caltrans employee to those killed while on the job. Oscar Vargas, a 29-year employee, died on July 14, 2015 from injuries received after losing control of his truck while leaving a nighttime project in Imperial County.
This video can be viewed at:Â https://youtu.be/0X1qpejg4AU
You can also view a complete list of workers who have fallen in the line of duty here:Â http://www.dot.ca.gov/paffairs/workersmemorial/in-remembrance.html.