Friday, April 22, 2016

PennDOT’s Traveling Worker Memorial to Visit Potter County

Coudersport, PA – Potter County will play host next week as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) traveling Worker Memorial comes in for display April 25 through 29. The memorial will be set up at PennDOT’s Potter County Maintenance Office at 7 West Locust Street in Coudersport and area residents are welcome to stop by to view it.  The memorial includes 86 posts topped by hardhats and draped in safety vests. Each post represents a PennDOT employee who died in the line of duty since 1970. The display includes a marker for Jack Griffin, a PennDOT McKean County Maintenance worker who was killed performing flagging duties on October 1, 2010.   The memorial was created by a PennDOT crew from Bradford County, when one of their own, flagger, Leah Miller Rumsey, was struck and killed in 1996.