A road construction worker is killed near the Marsha Sharp Freeway Thursday afternoon. The fatal accident happened just before 1 p.m. at 34th Street and Bangor Avenue. Lubbock police say 36 year-old Larry Franco was working in a recessed area moving concrete when a back hoe carrying the concrete malfunctioned.
Police believe the concrete either struck or landed on the victim, and EMS declared the man dead at the scene. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has begun an investigation.