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Caltrans 26th Annual Workers Memorial Remembered

Caltrans News Flash #80 - Event is a moving tribute to 184 fallen workers

Date: May 16, 2016
District: Headquarters
Contact:Tamie McGowen
Phone:(916) 657-5060

SACRAMENTO – In this Caltrans News Flash, you'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 California's roads. The Workers Memorial is a tribute to those who gave their lives to build, maintain and keep California'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.

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This News Flash is the 80th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit Caltrans News Flash on YouTube (

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