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Tuesday is National Workers’ Memorial Day

Transportation Cabinet honors fallen employees

Memorial image Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 5.00.57 PMFRANKFORT, Ky. (April 27, 2015) — In observance of National Workers’ Memorial Day on Tuesday the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is honoring employees who lost their lives while on the job.

Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock and Assistant State Highway Engineer Bob Lewis joined KYTC Employee Safety and Health Branch Manager Rob Hecker and KYTC graphic designer Shannon Martin to hang a memorial print in the KYTC Central Office lobby in Frankfort. Martin designed the print.

Lewis’ father, Herbert S. Lewis, a KYTC construction engineer, was struck by a vehicle and killed in a highway work zone on Aug. 29, 1968.

The print lists 91 names, with dates ranging from 1963 to 2011.

Framed memorial prints also were made for each of the 12 KYTC district offices.

Established by the U.S. Department of Labor, Workers’ Memorial Day honors workers who have died on the job, acknowledges the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and recommits the state and federal governments to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces.