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Santa Fe Springs grocery worker crushed by big rig identified

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has identified a worker who died after being pinned by a big rig earlier this week at a Santa Fe Springs grocery warehouse.

Joseph Maier, 48, of La Mirada was sent to UC Irvine Medical Center after the 6:35 p.m. Wednesday accident, according to a report from the Whittier Police Department, which patrols Santa Fe Springs. He died there later that night.

Maier was working at the Superior Grocers warehouse in the 1500 block of Carmenita Road when the truck, making a delivery and backing up to the loading dock, pinned him up against it.

No arrests have been made, and police are handling the case as an industrial accident.

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