The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will hold a Fallen Worker Memorial Event to honor the lives lost while delivering water and electricity to the City of Los Angeles. More than 220 names are included on a memorial in front of LADWP headquarters. Expected to attend are employees, retirees and family members.
Thursday, June 2, 2022
John Ferraro Building
111 N. Hope Street, Los Angeles CA 90012
Designated media area
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District
President Cynthia McClain-Hill, Board of Water and Power Commissioners
Martin L. Adams, LADWP General Manager and Chief Engineer
Gus Corona, IBEW Local 18 Business Manager
ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO & BACKGROUND
Two hundred and sixty-four LADWP employees have lost their lives in service to the Department over the past 114 years. The memorial event will include the reading of names of employees who died in the line of duty along with inspirational performances by the LADWP Choraliers and the reading of a poem by the surviving spouse of Michael Lemestre who died in the line of duty last year.
The majority of incidents occurred during the first 30 years of the Department’s history. And of those, 24 deaths occurred during the St. Francis Dam collapse on March 13, 1928.
The fallen employees worked for various divisions of the Department. The majority worked in the Power System in Power Distribution, Electric Trouble, Power Operations, Power Design and Construction, and Electrical Station Maintenance.
LADWP Media Relations: 213-367-1323