Worker Memorial Day Honors People Who Lost Their Lives on the Job [AUDIO]
UNDATED – This is Worker Memorial Day in Minnesota, a day to remember men and women who have been killed on the job.
Kevin Gutnecht is the spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. He says we’re now in the busy road construction season, which is a good time to remind everyone to slow down in work zones.
Since 1960, 33 MnDOT employees and 16 contractors have been killed on the job.
Gutknecht says the new Interstate 35-W bridge in Minneapolis will be lit in orange all day as a tribute to fallen road workers. The agency will also observe ten seconds of silence at 2pm today.
Worker Memorial Day is traditionally held on April 28th, but because that date was a Sunday they moved it to today.