MANTON, Calif. -

The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office said on Thursday that they are investigating the death of a Tehama County public works employee, Dan Holman, in Manton.

According to the Tehama County Director of Public Works, Gary Antone, the fatality occurred during a routine operation unloading a backhoe off of a trailer.

CalOSHA is involved in investigating the death.

The Public Works Department said that their "hearts and prayers go out to [Holman's] family."