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Caltrans 29th Annual Workers Memorial to Honor 189 Employees Killed in Line of Duty

Date: April 8, 2019
District: Headquarters Contact: Alisa Becerra
Phone: (916) 919-1701


Caltrans will honor its 189 employees who lost their lives on the job since 1921, a somber reminder to motorists to drive safely and pay attention in highway work zones.

This year, we pay special tribute to a Caltrans worker and several contractors killed in the line of duty. Caltrans maintenance leadworker, William Casdorph, died September 19 along State Route 163 in San Diego. He worked for Caltrans for nearly 20 years.


Brian Annis, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency Laurie Berman, Director, Caltrans Assemblymember Jim Frazier, Chair of Assembly Transportation Committee Matt Hanson, Vice President, Professional Engineers in CA Government Samuel Bates, Caltrans Equipment Operator ll Melissa Magaña, Daughter of Fallen Worker Michael Magaña

Please Note: Out of respect for the families, please coordinate all interviews through Public Information Officer Alisa Becerra by calling (916) 919-1701.


Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.



West steps of California State Capitol
(1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814)


Memorial display featuring 189 traffic cones, each representing a fallen worker; the Caltrans Honor Guard; Traveling National Work Zone Memorial; safety equipment; Caltrans truck and attenuator struck by errant drivers.


Reserved parking for TV crews on 10th Street (between N & Capitol Mall) and parking will be accessible via the Capitol Mall Circle. Please check with the Caltrans attendant on-site.

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