Pennsylvania Gov. Ridge Issues Statement on Transportation Worker Killed Today in Lancaster County

66th PennDOT Employee to Die in the Line of Duty Since 1970



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge
 today issued the following statement on the death of Michael L. Jablonski, 33
 -- a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) worker from New
 Holland, Lancaster County, who was struck and killed this morning on Route 41,
 just south of Gap, Lancaster County:
     "On a day when we celebrate the news that workplace injuries in
 Pennsylvania have dropped to historic lows, the tragic death of Michael
 Jablonski is a jarring reminder that there remain many dangerous jobs --
 particularly those held by the men and women who work along our roads and
 highways.
     "Secretary Mallory tells me that Mike was a dedicated 13-year employee who
 worked hard to improve the lives of those in his community.  The tragedy of
 his untimely death is made even more tragic by the fact that this young man
 had three young children.  His youngest daughter turns 5 this week.
     "On behalf of all Pennsylvanians, Michele and I offer our deepest
 sympathies and heartfelt prayers to Michael Jablonski's wife, Tara, and young
 family.  The Pennsylvania family mourns his loss."
     He was the 66th PennDOT worker killed in the line of duty since 1970.
 
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     CONTACT:  Kevin Shivers, Deputy Press Secretary of the Pennsylvania Office
 of the Governor, 717-783-1116.
 
 

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor
    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge
 today issued the following statement on the death of Michael L. Jablonski, 33
 -- a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) worker from New
 Holland, Lancaster County, who was struck and killed this morning on Route 41,
 just south of Gap, Lancaster County:
     "On a day when we celebrate the news that workplace injuries in
 Pennsylvania have dropped to historic lows, the tragic death of Michael
 Jablonski is a jarring reminder that there remain many dangerous jobs --
 particularly those held by the men and women who work along our roads and
 highways.
     "Secretary Mallory tells me that Mike was a dedicated 13-year employee who
 worked hard to improve the lives of those in his community.  The tragedy of
 his untimely death is made even more tragic by the fact that this young man
 had three young children.  His youngest daughter turns 5 this week.
     "On behalf of all Pennsylvanians, Michele and I offer our deepest
 sympathies and heartfelt prayers to Michael Jablonski's wife, Tara, and young
 family.  The Pennsylvania family mourns his loss."
     He was the 66th PennDOT worker killed in the line of duty since 1970.
 
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     CONTACT:  Kevin Shivers, Deputy Press Secretary of the Pennsylvania Office
 of the Governor, 717-783-1116.
 
 SOURCE  Pennsylvania Office of the Governor