2014 Caltrans Workers Memorial

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May 1, 2014

At its 24th Annual Workers Memorial at the State Capitol, Caltrans honored 183 employees who have lost their lives on the job. The solemn event came about one year after two Caltrans employees were killed by a rockslide while working to protect the traveling public.

Shawn Baker, 50, of Weed, and Joseph “Robert” Jones, 40, of Montague, died in April 2013 while working on a rock scaling operation to stabilize a hillside on State Route 96, west of Yreka. Their deaths ended a two-year stretch without a highway maintenance worker fatality. Another Caltrans highway maintenance worker, Dean Patton, 51, of Grass Valley, will also be honored. He was riding a motorcycle on his way to attend the 2013 Workers Memorial when he was hit and killed by a motorist.


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