Caltrans Workers Memorial & Worker Safety

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2018 Caltrans Statewide Workers Memorial Ceremony
Honoring Our Fallen Workers

2017 Workers Memorial Poster

Caltrans held its annual statewide Fallen Workers Memorial on Thursday, April 26, 2018, on the west steps of the State Capitol.

During the ceremony, we honored those who lost their lives building, maintaining, and operating California’s world-class transportation system. This year, we paid special tribute to Si Si Han, District 4 Toll Collector, who was struck and killed by a driver who was allegedly under the influence when the box truck he was driving crashed into the toll booth. We also honored Annette Brooks, District 4 Structural Steel Painter Supervisor, who was shot and killed while on the job last year in Rio Dell, CA.

This observance also highlighted safety awareness for employees in work zones, as well as the motoring public.

This ceremony was held in coordination with Caltrans Safety Awareness Week. We hope that you were able to attend one of the memorials held throughout the state as we honored those lost while on the job. A video of the 2018 Caltrans statewide Fallen Workers Memorial is now available for online viewing.

Watch the 2018 Caltrans Workers Memorial

Past Memorials Archives

Worker Safety

Caltrans is committed to providing safe and efficient work zones, both for the traveling public and employees working on the state highway system. The Mission, Vision, and Goals, for the Department place safety highest among its commitments.

"Every day, thousands of highway workers put their lives in danger just by going to work and serving the public... Californians can help keep our highways safe by slowing down in the ‘work zone’ and complying with the Move Over law."

Malcolm Dougherty, Former Caltrans Director

The Department's safety goal is to achieve the best safety record in the nation. Help us accomplish this goal by learning more about Worker and Work Zone safety below.

CA Move Over law   

California's Move Over law: “Slow or Move Over for Workers, It’s the Law.” When you see amber flashing ights, move over to protect highway workers. More...

BE Work Zone Alert   

Be Work Zone Alert: The children of Caltrans highway workers remind drivers to "stay alert, our parents are at work" and keep our workers safe. More...

Slow for the Cone Zone   

Slow for the Cone Zone: Tips to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones. More...

Statewide Alerts and Other Information

Be Work Zone Alert Video

Contact Information

Physical Address:

California Department of Transportation
1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:

California Department of Transportation
1120 N Street
MS 49
Sacramento, CA 95814

General Information:

Phone: (916) 657-5060
Fax: (916) 654-4358
Media Line: (916) 657-5060

Public Information Contacts

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