UPDATE: Crane employee died of 'apparent natural causes'

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

CRANE, Ind. Danny Compton, 70, an explosive handler for Crane Army Ammunition Activity, died from apparent natural causes at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington on Aug. 6, 2019.

Compton worked in Depot Operations Directorate for CAAA. During routine work, he fainted and was found unresponsive according to initial reports. Crew members working alongside Compton immediately called 911 and conducted CPR as trained. Compton was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Compton, a native of Mitchell, has been a part of the Crane Army organization since 2008.

"We mourn the loss of a member of the Crane Army family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Compton family during this difficult time," a press release from Crane states.

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