News reports from Oak Park, MI said that Thomas Lusby Jr., 36, a worker at LPC Landscape Services, was killed in a fatal work accident on December 3, 2012. Police said that Lusby was helping another worker connect a trailer to an 18-wheeler when the hydraulic system malfunctioned.
Scene of the Accident
A 15-20 lb metal plate from the hydraulic system shot out and struck Lusby in the neck, causing fatal injuries. Emergency crews rushed to the scene to help Lusby, but he passed away shortly after the accident occurred. The cause of the accident was not yet determined, and LPC Landscape Services did not have any comment on the story. OSHA and other authorities were expected to investigate.