On Feb. 9 at 11:43 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to a construction site on Hunters Brooke Drive in Indian Head for the report of an injured worker. Investigation revealed Gladys Morales-Estrada, 34, of Waldorf was operating a small bulldozer when she apparently activated a control of the bucket, crushing her. Other construction workers quickly summoned help and attempted first aid. Morales-Estrada died at the scene.
The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health office responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. Det. J. Elliott is handing the Sheriff's Office investigation. There is no indication of foul play.