Tuesday, January 24, 2017

19-year-old female construction worker with Step It Up Construction was crushed to death with a backhoe at a San Antonio construction site

SAN ANTONIO, TX — A 19-year-old female construction worker was killed at a San Antonio construction site on Monday, when a foreman crushed her with a backhoe while both worked on the city's West Side.

Emergency crews responded to a call about an injured person along the 13700 block of Potranco Road at around 10:30 a.m. on Monday, the San Antonio Express-News reported. Once there, emergency officials found Destiny Rodriguez had been crushed to death, the newspaper reported.

A deputy with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office told reporters the young woman was inside a dig site when the operator of the backhoe dropped the bucket on top of her. The woman died at the scene, while the backhoe operator was hospitalized for shock.

After the victim's family was notified of her death, some two dozen relatives arrived at the construction site while weeping in each others' arms as they grieved the young woman's death, according to the newspaper's account. A sister of the victim told a reporter the victim had been injured before when the same backhoe operator allegedly knocked her leg with the backhoe, resulting in a grapefruit-sized bruise on the back of her leg, according to the report.

Ironically, the victim had complained about lax safety guidelines to the construction company, Step It Up, for whom she worked. The family's grief over the young woman's death was exacerbated given that one of her sisters previously died of cancer, according to the report. 

Step IT Up Construction
11 years in business 

490 E. Ammann Rd. #14
Bulverde, TX 78163

BBB File Opened: 08/12/2010
Business Started: 08/01/2006
Business Started Locally: 08/01/2006

Type of Entity Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Principal: Ryan Kostantenaco, Owner

Contact Information
Principal: Ryan Kostantenaco, Owner
Business Category
Contractors - General 



Comal County Jail Visitation Schedule and Information

Comal County (New Braunfels) TX Jail Booking Details

Booking #: 167577Comal County Sheriffs Office
Facility: Main JailBooked: 11/30/1995Released: 11/30/1995
NameKOSTANTENACO, RYAN STEVENDescWhite  Male  6ft   175 lbs   
SO #311581EyesBrown
AddressBULVERDE, TX 78163

Warrant #ChargeIssuing AuthOffense DateBond/TypeFine/Crt CostsDisposition

95-15665FAILURE TO APPEAR411/30/1995
Other Bond
112.00Surety Bond
Other Bond
109.50Surety Bond
Other Bond
316.50Surety Bond