ODOT worker killed at construction site south of Zanesville – WHIZ

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JACKSON TOWN – The Ohio Department of Transportation confirms that one of its employees was killed in a tragic accident in a work zone on State Route 60 in Muskingum County on April 1, 2019. Friday, June 7.

“It is with a heavy heart that I share the devastating news of the loss of our ODOT team member and friend Marvin “Marty” Crane. He was tragically killed in the line of duty,” said ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks. “His passing leaves a void within us and reminds us of the fragility and preciousness of life.”

Crane was hired by ODOT in 2009 as a road construction technician in Perry County. His passion for construction earned him a promotion 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 job and approached every task with enthusiasm and integrity,” said Jason Sturgeon, Deputy Director of ODOT District 5.

The incident is currently being investigated as an accident by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation Public Employment Risk Reduction Program are also investigating the incident because the incident occurred at an active construction site.