SANTA FE SPRINGS — Coroner’s officials Thursday identified a 48-year-old La Mirada man who died in an industrial accident at a grocery warehouse.
Joseph Maier was pronounced dead at the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center within an hour of the fatal accident about 7 p.m. Wednesday at Superior Grocers Warehouse at 15510 Carmenita Road, Orange County coroner’s officials said in a written statement.
“(Maier) was injured at work when pinned between a truck and a loading dock,” the statement said.
It initially appeared the truck backed into Maier and the death was being looked at as an industrial accident, Whittier police Lt. Mike Prysbyl said.
The investigation was ongoing.