One person died Thursday afternoon after she was buried under debris at the Shady Grove Transfer Station in Derwood, fire officials said.
The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service received the call at 1:40 p.m. and arrived to find a worker buried under a large pile of yard waste.
The 35-year-old woman was under the debris for about 15 minutes, officials said.
She was extricated with traumatic injuries, fire officials said, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
In a statement late Thursday night, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich identified the woman as Gladis Loren Melendrez Fuentes, a contractor who worked at the station.
“My deepest condolences go out to her family, friends, and colleagues. This is a very difficult day,” Elrich wrote, adding that the government offered grief counselors for staff.
Montgomery County police are investigating.
Justin Wm. Moyer contributed to this report.