A sheriff's deputy at the scene said that a backhoe operator didn't know the victim was at the bottom of a 15-foot hole when he dropped the digger into the hole, killing her.
The fatality occurred around 10:30 a.m. at a construction site. According to news reports, the victim’s name was Destiny Rodriguez. She’d been working at the bottom of the hole with her brother who had just climbed out to get another pipe when the accident occurred.
The company identifying Rodriguez was identified as Step It Up Construction. The company had previously been cited twice by OSHA for two serious violations, including a safety violation and a water and sewer line violation.
OSHA has begun investigating the incident.