PennDOT Places Memorial for Fallen Workers

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A bright orange reminder of the dangers involved with working in road construction was erected Friday in Lawrence County.

This is the first year that the construction workers memorial has traveled to the county.

The orange vests placed on the front lawn at PennDOT’s maintenance office symbolize fallen workers who have been killed on the job in Pennsylvania.

One of the vests has Richard Bentel’s name on it. He was killed on the job in Lawrence County in 2010.

“What we hope to do is show everyone that there is always the potential for injury or an accident in the work area,” said highway maintenance manager Scott Collins.

The display will be up for two weeks.

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