Minnesota Workers’ Memorial Day 28 Apr 14

Today (MON) is “Workers’ Memorial Day”- a day set aside to remember those workers who have been injured or killed in Minnesota’s highway construction zones. Since 1960, a total of 33 Minnesota Department of Transportation employees have lost their lives on the job. Mn-DOT’s Judi Holloway says it’s important not just for the Department of Transportation, but for people all over Minnesota, to recognize people that may have died doing the job that they were paid to do. She says there has been nearly 7,000 work-zone crashes in the state in the past four years alone. She encourages everyone to obey the speed limit and avoid distractions in construction zones.