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Monthly Memorial Tribute
This month we pay tribute to and remember these
WSDOT employees who died in work zone incidents:

    Charles O. Williams, Feb. 2, 1965, South Central Region, radio operator. Charles, who worked on Snoqualmie Pass, died from complications from a fall at work the previous month.

    Ray Wittig, Feb. 4, 1952, North Central Region, maintenance lead technician. Ray was killed when buried in a snowslide while working in Tumwater Canyon, west of Leavenworth.

    Loren L. Wharton, Feb. 8, 1988, Headquarters, transportation engineer. Loren stopped to direct traffic at a crash on US 101 on his way to work. While trying to avoid a speeding truck, he fell from the bridge.

    L.A. Parton, Feb. 13, 1951, Southwest Region, light equipment operator. Lawrence was killed in a gasoline explosion in the light plant at Satus Pass.

    Robert N. Johnson, Feb. 14, 1982, Olympic Region, maintenance technician. Robert was killed while working to clear a landslide on US 12 when a second slide came down over his work area.

    Steven L. Brown, Feb. 18, 1998, Washington State Ferries, able seaman. Steven was lost overboard from a state ferry that had recently departed from Seattle.

    Samuel E. Williams, Feb. 22, 2000, Southwest Region, maintenance technician. Sam was killed by a car that entered the work zone where he was flagging on US 12.

    Lucien L. Houston, Feb. 22, 1957, Southwest Region, equipment operator. Lucien was killed when his snow plow was struck by a semitruck near Satus Pass.

    Ray T. Collie, Feb. 28, 1970, North Central Region, maintenance technician. Ray died from injuries earlier in the month when a truck struck him while he was in a marked work zone.




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2017 WSDOTMF Events

Marty Weed Honored

This photo was taken during a retirement celebration for Marty Weed on Wednesday. During this event, we presented Marty with a Plaque with a President's coin in recognition for his leadership is establishing the Worker Memorial and bringing the National Work Zone Memorial Wall to the WSDOT Worker Memorial in 2014. In his career at WSDOT, Marty has been a strong advocate for worker safety work zone awareness! Pictured (L to R): Kevin Dayton, President; Greg Selstead, Immediate Past President, Marty Weed, and Troy Cowan, President Elect.

2017 Foundation President Kevin Dayton recognizes outgoing President Greg Selstead.

Left to right: Kevin Dayton and Greg Selstead.

Kevin thanked Greg for his efforts and accomplishments which included producing a Memorial Foundation video, establishing an Honor Guard for the Worker Memorial Event, and establishing the Foundation Educational Grant Program. Greg was the first director to represent the Maintenance Division.


New Dahlia Collection
Introducing a New Dahlia Collection honoring one of the WSDOT Fallen Workers.

It's called the Billy 'Bud' Rhynalds' Worker Memorial Collection and it's made up of a collection of oranges and one red Cornel dahlia, which was Billy's favorite.


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