NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new monument has been erected in New York to protect workers who lost their lives in the Great Depression. In the New York State plains, the monument can be found near the Midway entrance and west of the Garden Building.
The monument honors all transport workers who have been killed on or near thousands of miles of work on New York’s highways, including government department and troupe officials, municipal highway workers, contractors, consultants, and tow workers.
The new monument includes a bronze sculpture with shovels, strong hats, and boots on a platform surrounded by four bronze traffic cones. It also shows sidewalks and seats designed to reflect respect. Shrubs and trees are planted around the center and outside the memorial.
According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2003 and 2017, a total of 1,844 workers lost their lives at road construction sites across the United States, an average of 123 deaths a year. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs lost 56 staff members during its operation.
The Memorial will be held at the State of New York State on August 29.
“This monument honors the hard-working New York residents who have laid down their personal safety online to build our bridges, repair our roads, and protect our infrastructure,” Huckul said. “This will be a lasting tribute to all who lost their lives in the line of duty, and these dedicated workers will keep our roads and bridges safe every day. We all owe a debt of gratitude. ”
The Department of Transportation is implementing work zone cameras in maintenance zones and contractor project work zones to better protect transportation workers. The Troway Authority is deploying more than a dozen new trucks in four of the four maintenance rooms, focusing directly on technology to improve the safety of the work zone.