Statement on first CTA employee fatality from COVID-19

April 11, 2020

It is with extraordinary sadness that CTA must announce the passing of a member of the CTA family from COVID-19.

Antonio Martinez was a machinist and 14-year veteran of the CTA who worked out of our Skokie Shops heavy maintenance facility.

“The entire CTA family extends our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones of this respected and dedicated professional,” said CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. “Mr. Martinez worked very hard to make sure CTA customers had the best service possible, and took a great deal of pride in his accomplishments. I join with the men and women of the CTA in expressing our heartfelt condolences on this profound loss, and we urge everyone to remember and honor his service to CTA and Chicago.”

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