Worker Fatality Statistics
Since 1921, 187 California Department of Transportation employees have been killed on the job. One of the biggest hazards is from motorists who do not exercise caution while driving where highway workers are present.
Each year on statewide Worker Memorial Day, Caltrans honors these employees by placing their names on a memorial plaque in the lobby of the Caltrans Headquarters building in Sacramento.
Caltrans Worker Fatalities and Causes
In Remembrance: Fallen Workers - Learn more about the 187 California Department of Transportation employees killed on the job.
|Total Fatalities by Year(s) and Cause of Incident|
|Note: This list does not include contractors' employees|
|Year(s)||Errant Drivers||Other Incidents||Total Fatalities|
* Give 'Em a Brake campaign implemented
** Slow for the Cone Zone campaign implemented
Statewide Alerts and Other Information
Worker's Memorial / Worker Safety
Be Work Zone Alert Video
California Department of Transportation
1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 657-5060
Fax: (916) 654-4358
Media Line: (916) 657-5060