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Apr 27, 2010 8:14 PM by Bethany Tucker

Caltrans workers remember those who have died on the job

Caltrans workers across the state and here at home are remembering their co-workers who died on the job.

Workers gathered at the Caltrans District 5 office in San Luis Obispo Thursday morning. Since 1924, 174 Caltrans employees have been killed while working. Eight of those workers were from the Central Coast district. The last local death was in 2004.

For each member of the local team that was lost, a rose was place on a commemorative plaque that stands outside of the local headquarters.

"We are trying to not just remember the ones we lost, but again to recommit ourselves to driving safely through work zones. Respecting life," said Rich Krumholz, Director of the Caltrans District 5 office.

There will be a larger memorial ceremony at the Caltrans state headquarters in Sacramento next week.

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