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Work slowly ramping up on I-4 project after deadly accident, officials say

Dump truck backs over, kills man in Maitland

MAITLAND, Fla. – Work is slowly ramping up on Friday at Big Drive project sites days after a worker was struck and killed earlier this week along Interstate 4 in Maitland.

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SGL Constructors said on Friday afternoon that work will begin with some operations as early as over the weekend and will continue to ramp up on Monday

Earlier Friday, officials said the crew was reviewing detailed work plans and safety procedures at sites with their supervisors.

"SGL looks forward to returning to work on the I-4 Ultimate Project," SGL said in an update to News 6.

Florida Highway Patrol representatives said 34-year-old Marvin Franklin, of Orlando, died in the crash, which happened around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday between I-4 and Wymore Road.

SGL spokesperson Brook Brookshire said Franklin was a carpenter who was employed by the contractor for a little more than a month.

Since I-4 Big Drive construction started, SGL said that three workers have been injured. The company described the injuries as minor. For example, officials said that a worker injured their back while pushing a stalled vehicle off the interstate.

SGL said it has been in touch with Franklin's family and have offered their condolences, adding that the safety of their employees is their top priority.