ESCONDIDO (CNS) - A pest-control worker who died in a job-site accident in a residential North County neighborhood was identified Saturday by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office as a 66-year-old Guatay man.
Jack Rafael Ruiz was found by a co-worker lying unconscious on the ground with a bleeding head wound outside a home in the 1400 block of Oak Hill Drive in Escondido on Thursday afternoon.
Medics tried in vain to revive Ruiz before pronouncing him dead at the scene.
The co-worker said the accident happened while he was away from the job site for about two hours before he returned at about 2 p.m.
That's when he found Ruiz unresponsive, lying on the back patio. The co- worker said it appeared that Ruiz had fallen about 10 feet to the ground.