ODOT worker killed at workplace in Muskingum County

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ODOT worker killed at workplace in Muskingum County

Marvin ‘Marty’ Crane

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has confirmed that one of its employees was killed in a tragic work zone incident on State Route 60 in Muskingum County on Friday, June 7.

Marvin “Marty” Crane, a Perry County resident, was tragically killed Friday while in the line of duty, according to an ODOT news release.

“His death leaves a void among us and reminds us of the fragility and preciousness of life,” said ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks.

Crane was hired by ODOT in 2009 as a highway engineer in Perry County. His passion for construction led to him being promoted to ODOT’s construction office last August, where he worked as a project inspector.

“Marty embodied excellence every day. 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 work and approached every task with enthusiasm and integrity,” said Jason Sturgeon, ODOT District 5 deputy director.

The incident is currently being investigated as a crash by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation’s Public Employment Risk Reduction Program are also investigating, as the incident occurred in an active workplace.

Funeral services for Crane are scheduled for 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 15 at the JE Humphrey Funeral Home in Shawnee, Ohio. He was 56.

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