June 18, 2015

Man working on garbage truck is killed in accident

An employee of Key Sanitation was killed while working on a garbage truck yesterday in Key Largo.

59 year old Stanley Salatowski of Tavernier died from injuries he sustained while working on the truck. There were no witnesses to what happened, so the circumstances are unclear. The driver of the truck said they were at the Hampton Inn at the 102.4mm just before 10 a.m. He said he was in the driver’s seat and could not see his co-worker. He said when he didn’t hear anything from him, he exited the truck and found the victim on the ground, next to a dumpster, unresponsive. He said he does not know what happened.

Salatowski was transported to Mariner’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of his death. Deputies responding indicated the victim may have sustained some sort of “crushing” injury.

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