COTTLEVILLE, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A man died after a forklift fell on him at the Home Depot in Cottleville overnight.

First responders were called to the store in the 5300 block of N. State Highway around 12:17 a.m. for a 60-year-old man who needed medical care.

An official with the Cottleville Fire Protection District told News 4 the employee was operating a forklift that was carrying dry wall. When he got off the forklift to lift the dry wall, the machinery fell on him.

Home Depot Incident

Crime scene tape seen at the entrance to the Cottleville Home Depot.

He suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead an hour later.

Home Depot released the following statement regarding the incident:

“We’re deeply saddened by this tragic accident, and our sympathy is with the family. We immediately contacted the proper authorities, including OSHA, and are cooperating with their investigation.”

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