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Memorial For Fallen Highway Workers Unveiled In Syracuse

Published Wednesday, September 1, 2021
by Jessica Ladlee/CSEA News
Memorial For Fallen Highway Workers Unveiled In Syracuse

(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - New York Governor Kathy Hochul has unveiled a new memorial at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse that honors Highway Workers who have been killed on the job.

The memorial, which is located near the midway entrance and west of the Horticulture Building at the Fairgrounds, honors all Highway Workers who died while doing on the job - including Workers from the State Department of Transportation, state authorities, local governments and private sector contractors.

Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Central Region President Kenny Greenleaf and CSEA Legislative and Political Action Director Fran Turner represented the Statewide Public Employees Union at the unveiling.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 1,844 Workers were killed on the job at road construction sites between 2003 and 2017, averaging 123 per year.

Just the New York State DOT alone has lost 56 Workers due to highway fatalities since its creation.

The back side of the highway memorial pays tribute to the fallen workers.

Not only is the memorial a much-needed tribute to these fallen Workers, it is also a poignant reminder to slow down and stay alert while traveling through work zones, Union and State Officials said.

To Directly Access This Labor News Story & To View Additional Photos, Go To: https://cseany.org/workforce/?p=10300

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