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Wed, 29 May 2013 09:58:39 CDT

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     MEXICO, Mo. (AP) _ Officials have identified an employee who
died in an accident at one of Home Depot's subsidiaries in central

     Birce Mesko, an assistant safety director in Mexico, Mo., says
30-year-old Kenny Baker of Auxvasse (uh-VAWZ') died Tuesday while
trying to repair a loading dock plate at Home Decorators, a
distribution center.

     Mesko says the plate fell on Baker, who was pronounced dead at a

     Mesko told KXEO ( ) that investigators are
trying to determine whether safety mechanisms on the plate were
used correctly or were functioning properly.

     Home Depot officials said in a news release Tuesday that the
company is cooperating with investigations into Baker's death.



     Information from: KXEO-AM,


     (Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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