ODOT worker killed on work site south of Zanesville

JACKSONTOWN – The Ohio Department of Transportation confirms that one of its employees was killed in a tragic work zone incident on State Route 60 in Muskingum County on 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 while performing his duties,” said ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks. “His death leaves a void among us and reminds us of the fragility and preciousness of life.”

Crane was hired by ODOT as a highway technician in Perry County in 2009. His passion for construction led him to being promoted last August to ODOT’s construction office 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 each task with enthusiasm and integrity,” said ODOT District 5 Deputy Director Jason Sturgeon.

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

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