BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) _ Authorities say a Minnesota employee has died after a forklift accident at a Menards home improvement store in a southern Minneapolis suburb last week.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday that 27-year-old Alec Saunders of Burnsville died Friday at Hennepin County Medical Center of blunt-force chest injuries after being injured at a Menards in Burnsville earlier that day.

A spokesman for Minnesota OSHA tells the Star Tribune that Saunders was hurt when the forklift rolled over in the yard area of the store.

Eau Claire, Wisconsin-based Menards said in a statement the company is ``devastated'' by Saunders' death. The company declined to address the circumstances of his death, citing the OHSA investigation.

Burnsville police and the medical examiner's office also are investigating.