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.
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.”