This week, Michigan road agencies lost one of our own– Zachary Morisette of the Macomb County Road Department. Zach was 26 years old and had only been working for the county for six months. He was struck by a vehicle on Monday afternoon while repairing a manhole cover on I-94 in Macomb County.
Zach was not just a road maintenance worker, he was three-time cancer-survivor, a son, a brother, an uncle.
My heart breaks for Zach’s family and the entire Macomb County Road Department. But this one also feels very personal to me. This is the type of work that we do every day. I know each of us have witnessed reckless driving and even had a few close calls during our work. But thankfully, we have not lost one of our own.
Please know that your safety is the most important thing to me and this organization – every single day.
So, remember to take the needed time each day to put on your PPE, to set up your work zone, to buckle your seatbelt and stay vigilant while working. Continue to watch out for each other so everyone can go home safely each and every afternoon.
Lastly, to honor Zach’s life, I hope you give your loved ones an extra big hug the next time you see them.
Thank you as always, enjoy the upcoming weekend and stay safe,