DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Detectives identified on Saturday the construction worker who was killed after falling into a excavation site Friday afternoon near the Hallandale Beach southbound on-ramp of Interstate 95.
Despite an exhaustive rescue effort, 42-year-old Jose Felix Obando died at the scene, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.
Workers on the I-95 expansion project noticed their co-worker, Obando, had fallen into the excavation site that was 20-23 feet deep.
The two co-workers jumped in and attempted to rescue the Obando but were unable to pull him out, deputies said.
A rescue mission began after 1:45 p.m. Friday by multiple crews. At 4:30 p.m. crews were able to recover Obando's body.
Deputies said the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause and manner of death. The incident remains under investigation.