Last year more than 69 Oregonians died on the job or from injuries sustained while working. That doesn’t include the 169 Oregonians who died after workplace COVID outbreaks. Here are the names of those who lost their lives.

  • Giovanni Abarza, Pipelayer
  • Bradley Anderson, Carpenter
  • Gary Arnhart, Millwright
  • Kerry Belin, Site Superintendent
  • Stephen Bradshaw, Trailer Mechanic
  • James Buck, Truck Driver
  • Rachel Bunting, Bus Driver
  • Stanley Burdic, Police Officer
  • John Burright, Police Officer
  • Eberardo Castaneda Hernandez, Chipper Operator
  • Tyler Chambers, Laborer
  • Julian Cruz-Soto, Farm Manager
  • Jennifer Davidson, Store Manager
  • Luis Diaz Perez, Farm Worker
  • James Downing, Truck Driver
  • Braden Doyle, Roofer
  • Anthony Duckworth, Truck Driver
  • Mackenzie Fletcher, Caregiver
  • William Frakes, Truck Driver
  • Sebastian Francisco-Perez, Farm Worker
  • Brian Gaunt, Police Officer
  • Alonzo Gilbertson, Trucking Company Owner
  • Donald E Gray, Manufacturing Manager
  • James Green, Truck Driver
  • Eduardo Gutierrez Sosa, Jockey
  • Danny Harris, Carpenter
  • Jonathon Harrison, Construction Worker
  • Randall Holdner, Farmer
  • Gregory Hunter, Forklift Operator
  • Richard Ilg, Firefighter
  • Scott Iredale, Logger
  • Dale Johnson, Farm Equipment Operator
  • Hunter Johnson, Truck Mechanic Assistant
  • Dustin Jordan, Choker Setter
  • Kenton Krup, Warehouse worker
  • Henry Lichtwald, Truck Driver
  • Othon Lopez-Nuñez, Construction Worker
  • Nolan Mahan, Sanitation Worker
  • Richard Marshall, Caretaker
  • Paul Matthews, Newspaper Delivery Driver
  • Nickolas McDuffy, Correctional Officer
  • Eduardo Mendoza Arias, Yarder Operator
  • Gumercindo Mendoza-Nava, Warehouse worker
  • Ian Mouser, Executive Director
  • Brian Neeley, Truck Driver
  • Maria Perez Melchor, Truck Driver
  • Charles Petit, Correctional Officer
  • Greg Quant, Excavator Operator
  • William Ragsdale, Construction Worker
  • Michael Reedy, Sales Manager
  • Jose Romero Ramirez, Carpenter
  • Frumencio Ruiz Carapia, Firefighter
  • Jose Sanchez-Urena, Farm Equipment Operator
  • Patrick Sanford, Tow-Truck Driver
  • Patrick Seraya, Manufacturing Equipment Technician
  • Timothy Shaughnessy, Executive Director
  • Lester Sickles Jr., Truck Driver
  • Ronald Sims, Truck Driver
  • Brenda Stader, Flagger
  • Ronald Stout, Landscaping Worker
  • William Strauchon, Truck Driver
  • Eric Thomas, Truck Driver
  • Sang V Vo, Store Manager
  • Philip Wangle, Caregiver
  • Roger Wheeler, Ranch Manager
  • Thomas White, Truck Driver
  • Joe Wright, Truck Driver
  • Armando Yanez, Vinyard Worker
  • Zachary Zappone, Commercial Fisherman

List compiled by Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services based on worker’s compensation records, news reports, and Oregon OSHA notifications. Because confidentiality restrictions limit releasing individual names in certain cases, it’s not a complete account of all fatal accidents within Oregon or involving Oregon workers.

Local Workers Memorial Day observances

Each year, to honor workers who died on the job—and recommit to fighting for on-the-job safety—state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO hold Workers Memorial Day observances. Workers’ Memorial Day began in 1989 when the national AFL-CIO declared April 28 as a day to honor working people killed on the job every year. April 28 was chosen because it’s the anniversary of the date the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect, but it’s since been recognized and promoted around the world by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).


The event will include the reading of the names of the workers who suffered fatalities on the job, as well as Oregonians killed in military service. 

  • WHEN 6 p.m. Monday, April 25 
  • WHERE  IBEW Local 48 Hall, 15937 NE Airport Way, Portland



  • WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the beginning of the regular delegates meeting (the event will be open to the public.)
  • WHERE:  LiUNA 335 / Teamsters 58 Hall, 2212 NE Andresen Rd, Vancouver, or virtually via Zoom (contact for a link.)



A service featuring remarks from elected officials, union leaders and safety and health advocates will include a reading of the names of Oregon workers who died on the job in 2021. 

  • WHEN Noon, Thursday, April 28
  • WHERE  Fallen Worker Memorial at the state capitol mall in Salem, located just south of Center Street near its intersection with Winter St. 

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