The name of Maceo Perkins, an employee fatally struck by a driver while working in a work zone, was added to the 2019 National Work Zone Memorial Wall during a ceremony on February 10 in Tampa, Florida.
The American Traffic Safety Services Association opened its 49th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo with a moving ceremony announcing the names of those individuals being added to the memorial wall. Paul Staton, Infra Business Director, and Stacy Wessel, HR Business Partner, attended the ceremony with Maceo’s brother-in-law, Tim Simmons. Maceo’s widow, LaQuinda Perkins, participated via Facebook live.
“Tim and LaQuinda were very appreciative that Ferrovial Services helped get his name on the wall and that we were in attendance during the ceremony,” says Staton.
Maceo Perkins was struck by a vehicle driven by a member of the public while working at our Escambia project near Pensacola, Florida on April 6, 2018. Maceo and his co-workers were completing a job along the southbound shoulder of US 29 when the accident occurred.
The National Work Zone Memorial, unveiled in 2002, pays homage to the memory of those killed in roadway work zones. This exhibition seeks to raise public awareness of the hazards that exist in roadway work zones, and pay tribute to the roadway workers, motorists, pedestrians, law enforcement officers, public safety officials and children who have died in work zone areas. According to ATSSA’s Foundation, the Memorial Wall displays 1,473 names.