June 17, 2021

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Florida Delivery Driver Killed When Construction Materials Fall on Him at Home Depot

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A delivery driver has died on the job after he was struck by a load of construction material at a Home Depot store in Florida.



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The fatal incident occurred on Sunday around 7:30 p.m. at the back of a Home Depot located in St. Petersburg, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.

The man — identified by local media outlets as 47-year-old Cyrenus Leroy Amon — was not an employee of the store, but a delivery worker, authorities said.

Amon was in the middle of unloading drywall off the back of the truck when it fell on him, WFLA reported.

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



a group of people standing in front of a building: Cyrenus Leroy Amon, 47, died "from injuries received in a work-related accident," according to his obituary


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Cyrenus Leroy Amon, 47, died “from injuries received in a work-related accident,” according to his obituary

According to the Associated Press, Amon was delivering materials from United States Gypsum Co.

A statement from the company said that Amon had been employed by a third-party carrier that was delivering their products, the outlet reported.

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An online obituary for Amon said he worked with P & S Transportation for 13 years and died “from injuries received in a work-related accident.”

He was described as a native of Putnam County who “enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and gardening.”

Amon is survived by two daughters, a sister, his stepmother, a niece and several cousins, according to his obit.

A spokesperson for P & S Transportation did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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