Worker Fatality Statistics

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Caltrans Worker Fatalities and Causes

In Remembrance: Fallen Workers - Learn more about the 185 California Department of Transportation employees killed on the job.

Total Fatalities by Year(s) and Cause of Incident
Note: This list does not include contractors' employees
Year(s)
Errant Drivers
Other Incidents
Total Fatalities
1921-71     91
1972-81 22 16 38
1982*-91 8 8 16
1992 2 0 2
1993 2 1 3
1994 1 1 2
1995 3 0 3
1996 0 0 0
1997 0 4 4
1998 1 1 2
1999 0 2 2
2000** 0 1 1
2001 0 1 1
2004 1 2 3
2005 0 1 1
2006 2 0 2
2007 3 0 3
2008 1 0 1
2009 1 1 2
2010 1 0 1
2011 1 2 3
2013 0 2 2
2015 0 1 1
2016 1 0 1

* Give 'Em a Brake campaign implemented
** Slow for the Cone Zone campaign implemented

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Contact Information

Physical Address:

California Department of Transportation
1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:

California Department of Transportation
1120 N Street
MS 49
Sacramento, CA 95814

General Information:

Phone: (916) 657-5060
Fax: (916) 654-4358
Media Line: (916) 657-5060

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