Fallen 49ers remembered on Workers Memorial Day at Minnesota Capitol

A moment of silence honors fallen workers during a Workers Memorial Day Ceremony outside the Minnesota State Capitol Thursday, April 28.

Four members of Local 49 who died on the job last year were honored during a Workers Memorial Day ceremony outside the Minnesota State Capitol today:

  • Gerald Peterson died Jan. 29, 2021. He worked for Jordan Crane.
  • Eric Raddatz died March 19, 2021. He worked for PCi Roads.
  • Dean Sinwell died Nov. 3, 2021. He worked for a shop in Rochester.
  • Robert Vogelsberg died Sept. 8, 2021. He worked for K. O’Connor.

Family members and representatives of Local 49 attended the ceremony, which took place in front of the Workers Memorial on the Capitol Mall and honored fallen members of unions from across the state. Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough and Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Roslyn Robertson spoke.

Today we remember those we’ve lost. Our thoughts are also with their families.