Man Died on the Job in Mexico

Posted: May 28, 2013 7:15 PM by KOMU 8 Staff
Updated: May 30, 2013 11:51 AM

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MEXICO, Mo. - A person died while working at the Home Decorators, a distribution center of Home Depot, in Mexico Tuesday.

Here is the statement Home Depot gave to KOMU 8:

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dedicated associate. Our hearts, prayers and deepest sympathies go out to the family during this difficult time. Because the matter is currently under investigation by local authorities, we cannot comment on any specifics at this time. However, we will continue to cooperate fully with the authorities, and we will continue to support all of our associates at this facility as they deal with the death of their coworker and friend.

"We are extremely serious about the safety of our associates, and our safety team is conducting a thorough review of the incident to determine what, if anything, could have been done to avoid it. We have also reported the incident to OSHA, and we will fully cooperate with them on any investigation."

KOMU 8 is working on gathering more details.

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