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ODOT says employee Marty Crane was killed on Ohio 60 on Friday

JACKSONTOWN – An Ohio Department of Transportation employee was killed Friday in a work zone incident on Ohio 60 in Muskingum County, according to an ODOT news release. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the death of Marvin “Marty” Crane as a crash. The Times Recorder is awaiting comment from ODOT and the Ohio State Highway Patrol and will update the story as more information becomes available.

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Marty Crane

“It is with a heavy heart that I share the devastating news of the loss of our ODOT team member and friend,” ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks said in the release. “He was tragically killed in the line of duty. His death leaves a void among us and reminds us of the fragility and preciousness of life.” Memorials are already being placed outside the ODOT facility in Perry County, where Crane was hired by ODOT as a highway engineer in 2009. His passion for construction led him to According to the release, he was promoted in August to ODOT’s construction office, where he worked as a project inspector. “Marty embodied excellence every day,” Jason Sturgeon, ODOT District 5 deputy director, said in the release. “His passion for his work was evident in everything he did, and his dedication and positive attitude inspired everyone around him. He truly loved his job and approached every task with enthusiasm and integrity.” The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation’s Public Employment Risk Reduction Program are also investigating because the incident occurred in an active workplace.

Memorial exhibit at the ODOT Perry County garage following the death of Marty Crane.Memorial exhibit at the ODOT Perry County garage following the death of Marty Crane.

Memorial exhibit at the ODOT Perry County garage following the death of Marty Crane.

This article originally appeared on Zanesville Times Recorder: ODOT: Employee Marty Crane killed on Ohio 60

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