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I-4 Ultimate Project on Hold After Worker's Death

The company in charge wants to take a closer look at the accident that killed 34-year-old Marvin Franklin.

Thu February 25, 2016 - Southeast Edition
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Orlando news affiliate WESH is reporting that all work on the I-4 Ultimate project is on hold because of a worker's death at a construction site on Wednesday.
Orlando news affiliate WESH is reporting that all work on the I-4 Ultimate project is on hold because of a worker's death at a construction site on Wednesday.

Orlando news affiliate WESH is reporting that all work on the I-4 Ultimate project is on hold because of a worker's death at a construction site on Wednesday.

The company in charge wants to take a closer look at the accident that killed 34-year-old Marvin Franklin.

The victim had been on the job for a month before being killed, not far from the Maitland Boulevard exit.

Franklin was run over by a co-worker in a dump truck. He was pronounced dead shortly after the incident in the I-4 Ultimate construction zone north of Kennedy Boulevard in Maitland. Residents who live nearby and saw the aftermath said they were horrified.

"In my mind, I was thinking that could be my loved one and I'm praying for the family members," a neighbor told WESH 2 News.

"Unfortunately I never got to personally know Marvin. He's been with us just a little over a month and so I'm sad to say I never got to shake hands with Marvin. But even so, we are still all very saddened by the loss today," said I-4 Ultimate project director Brooke Brookshire.

The loss is now prompting Brookshire to suspend and shut down all activity along the 21-mile corridor of construction on I-4.