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Franklin Township: Fatal Industrial Accident at Claremont Road

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FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - Peter Marotana, 39 years old of Point Pleasant passed away due to an industrial accident at 125 Claremont Road, in the Franklin Park section of Franklin Township, according to police.

Marotana fell approximately 30 feet while he was working on the roof of a building, police said in a statement.

The Franklin Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting the incident at 7:04 a.m., police said in a statement. 

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When officers arrived at 125 Claremont Road, Marotana was "at the base of the building unconscious and unresponsive, Lt. Phil Rizzo said in a statement. "They initiated lifesaving efforts until EMS personnel arrived on scene and took over care."

Marontana was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead from his injuries, police say. 

"The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was contacted and responded to the scene," Rizzo said in a statement. "Work was stopped on the site while OSHA representatives conducted their investigation."

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