Francis J Couget

October 12, 1939 to July 27, 2004
Occupation: DSNY Auto Mechanic
Union: SEIU Local 246

Frank worked over thirty-one years keeping New York City clean. Shortly after retiring, he developed multiple myeloma, a painful incurable form of bone cancer. He believed it was caused by the carcinogens, asbestos, and unregulated waste sanitation workers like him are daily exposed to for all of their working lives.