December 15, 2008
An employee of LO member Hank Deenen Landscaping in Toronto was very lucky to walk away from a horrific traffic accident at Highways 427 and QEW.

One veteran OPP officer described the accident scene on November 4, as the worst he had ever witnessed. Drivers along the busy QEW saw a trailer plunge from Highway 427 overhead, onto the eastbound QEW, crushing four cars.

Mariano Estrela, 62, was driving a truck for his employer Hank Deneen Landscaping, when copper tubing from the trailer landed on the hood of his truck. He needed help getting out of his truck, but was not seriously injured.

One man died and four people were injured As of late November, Mariano has not yet returned to work. “The accident has caused him a great deal of mental stress,” says Harold Deneen. “We are, of course, encouraging him to get back in the saddle, but as yet he is not sure of his return date. The media has been swarming and he is reluctant to speak to anybody as yet.”