Worker Memorial at DOT

DOT Memorial procession Olympia. Remembering WSDOT workers killed and injured on the job.

4/4/18 - A day to honor, Part 1: WSDOT Worker Memorial event

Flanked by an honor guard of Washington State Department of Transportation workers (including many Federation members), friends, families and colleagues of DOT workers killed on the job joined a solemn procession this past Wednesday (April 4) at the annual WSDOT Worker Memorial Event in Olympia. The annual event honors the 60 DOT workers killed in the line of duty since 1950 and injured workers, and renews DOT's safety pledge.

Everett Local 1020 member Ken Buretta, a maintenance lead tech injured during an incident response in 2016, stressed motorist awareness and worker safety.

“The safety of our people – it determines whether we go home to see our families each night,” Buretta said.