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A Home Depot store at 2300 22nd Ave. N. in St. Petersburg. (Credit: Google Street View)

Delivery driver killed in drywall accident at Florida Home Depot

A delivery driver was killed Sunday night when a load of construction materials fell on him at a Home Depot store in Florida, police said.

News outlets report that a load of drywall struck 47-year-old Cyrenus Leroy Amon around 7:30 p.m. at a Home Depot store in St. Petersburg.

Amon was delivering materials for United States Gypsum Co., St. Petersburg police spokeswoman Yolanda Fernandez told news outlets. A statement from the company said Amon was employed by a third-party carrier that was delivering USG products. The USG statement didn’t name the carrier.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the incident, she said.

“We’re deeply saddened by this tragic accident, and our thoughts are with the family and loved ones,” Home Depot said in a statement. “We immediately contacted the proper authorities and are working with them on their investigation.”

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This story has been corrected to show that Amon was employed by a third-party carrier, not United States Gypsum Co.

Author: The Associated Press
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