Worker killed at loading dock in Elsmere

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An Independence man was killed after being struck by a reversing semi-truck in Elsmere, according to the Kenton County Police Department. 

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Elsmere Police Department responded to an accident at Diversey Solutions on Foundation Drive, in Elsmere. Kenton County Police said they were called to the scene for an unresponsive subject, who was later identified as David Poe, age 58, of Independence. Officers discovered he was struck when a semi-truck was backing up to a parked trailer at a loading dock. 

Poe suffered fatal injuries from the incident and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kenton County coroner, according to police. Poe worked for GXO Logistics. 

The semi’s driver, Furgan Majeed, age 44, of West Chester, Ohio, was not injured and remained on scene until police and fire personnel arrived. 

The Kenton County Police Department Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating the cause of the collision. 

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