Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Caltrans Worker


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Highway Maintenance Leadworker William D. Casdorph:

“Anne and I mourn the loss of Caltrans Highway Maintenance Leadworker William D. Casdorph, a dedicated public servant who worked to make our roads safer for nearly two decades. On behalf of all Californians, we extend our deep condolences to his family, friends and the Caltrans community as they struggle to cope with this sudden loss.”

Casdorph, 57, of Chula Vista, died today after being injured at a job site along State Route 163 in San Diego.

Casdorph served as a Caltrans employee for nearly two decades. He is survived by his wife, Maria, and three adult daughters, Priscilla, Wendy and Ana.

Casdorph is the 189th Caltrans employee to lose his life on the job.

In honor of Casdorph, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.