Kentucky Transportation Cabinet marks Workers’ Memorial Day

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is honoring employees killed on the job in observance of National Workers’ Memorial Day on Tuesday.

Officials hung a print in the cabinet’s main office lobby in Frankfort, honoring the 91 workers who died from 1963 to 2011.

The print was designed by cabinet graphic designer Shannon Martin, who was on hand to hang the print along with Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock, Assistant State Highway Engineer Bob Lewis and Employee Safety and Health Branch Manager Rob Hecker.

Lewis’ father, construction engineer Herbert S. Lewis, was hit by a vehicle and killed in a work zone in 1968.

His son says those who have lost loved ones appreciate the cabinet’s recognition. And he says anyone driving through a work zone should slow down and pay attention.


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