Publix warehouse worker crushed

Published April 10, 2007

DEERFIELD BEACH - A warehouse worker was killed Monday when he was crushed between a semitrailer truck and a loading dock, authorities said.

Keith Jackson, 37, of Sunrise, who had worked at the Publix warehouse for 11 years, was pronounced dead at North Broward Medical Center.

Mike Jachles, a spokesman for Broward County Fire Rescue, said authorities received a call at 8:52 a.m. reporting the accident. He said it appeared Jackson was standing at the loading dock as a 48-foot refrigerated trailer was being backed in.

Jackson may have been trying to determine the contents of the truck when he was crushed between it and the dock, Jachles said.

An investigation was ongoing. The driver of the truck was described as Jackson's longtime colleague and friend.