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AUSTIN, MN — It can be a very dangerous job, but the dedication of some Minnesota Department of Transportation workers is not going unnoticed.
MnDOT is commemorating “Worker Memorial Day” throughout the state.
It honors fallen workers who died, while working on state construction and maintenance projects.
But it also serves as another reminder.
“I think everyone needs a little reminder that accidents do happen out there,” Curt Kiefer of MnDOT said. “The more people can pay attention and stay alert, that the less likely these things are to happen.”
Since 1960, 33 MnDOT employees and 16 private sector contractors have lost their lives while working on Minnesota highways.