CSEA response to the tragic passing of DOT worker Dennis “Matt” Howe

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ALBANY, N.Y. – CSEA President Danny Donohue responded today to the tragic passing of Department of Transportation (DOT) worker Dennis “Matt” Howe.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Matt Howe, a hard-working DOT employee and CSEA member, who passed away as a result of injuries sustained when a tractor-trailer collided with his DOT truck in a work zone on Route 17 in Tioga County. CSEA’s Occupational Safety and Health Department is actively investigating the incident.

This tragic incident highlights the risks so many CSEA members face every day. This serves as a strong and powerful reminder that we all need to do our part and drive carefully through work zones so our hard-working public employees can return safely to their families and loved ones after every shift. DOT employees are some of the most vulnerable workers, and every one of us needs to help ensure their safety.

On behalf of all of CSEA, I extend my deepest condolences to Matt’s family and loved ones.”

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