A Florida manufacturing company faces nearly $700,000 in federal fines after the accidental death of one of its workers last year, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Starting on Jan. 1, all employers under federal OSHA jurisdiction will be required to report not only all work-related fatalities within eight hours, but also in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and loss of an eye within 24.
Previously, employers were only expected to report after a fatality or when three or more workers were hospitalized in the same incident.
Amplo states that on Sept. 14, 2013, she was a patron of the Le Pavillon Hotel. On this date, the petitioner was leaving the rooftop pool, where suddenly and without warning, she allegedly slipped and fell near the entrance of the hotel. The plaintiff sustained fractures to her right wrist as well as severe nerve damage as a result of the incident.
According to the complaint, Brown was at the Dollar General store on Hannas Road in Sunrise Summit on Dec. 16, 2012, when she slipped on soap that had been spilled on the floor and fell, sustaining injuries to her leg, knee, shoulder and back. The defendant is accused of negligence in failing to maintain the premises in a safe condition for customers or warn the plaintiff of the dangerous condition.
Man sues Whole Foods over injuries allegedly sustained in slip and fall on stop sign. Santolucito alleges that on Sept. 21, 2013 he was a customer at the Whole Foods grocery store located at 3420 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie when he exited the store and was walking to his car when he slipped and fell on stop sign that was adhered to the parking lot surface.
According to a report released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2009, lost-workday injuries resulting from same-level slips, trips and falls occurred to 38.2 per 10,000 hospital workers, which was about 90 percent higher than the average incidence rate for all other private sectors.
A woman who claims she injured herself when she fell on a slippery floor is suing a chain restaurant.
According to the lawsuit, White says she was dining at the restaurant on Nov. 10, 2012 when she slipped on a liquid substance that had accumulated on the floor. The slip caused her to fall with “great force and violence.”
The Monroe County School Board, meeting Tuesday at Marathon High School, approved a workers' compensation settlement for more than $80,000 for a former substitute teacher.
James Newmeyer, a substitute teacher at the time at Key Largo School, slipped on liquid and fell on the floor, twisting his right knee in February 2012. According to the complaint, he had several knee operations after the fall, including a total knee replacement. He also suffered from anemia.
Whole Foods’ customer claims severe injuries in alleged slip and fall
GRETNA – A grocery store is being sued by a customer who claims she was severely injured in a slip and fall incident.
Donnea Collins filed suit against Whole Food Company Inc., Whole Foods Market and their insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court.
Collins claims she was a customer in the produce section at the Whole Foods located at 3420 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie when she slipped and fell on a liquid on the floor that had not been cleaned up by the defendant. The plaintiff contends the defendants should have known about the hazard and cleaned the area before the incident occurred. Collins alleges she sustained severe injuries to her bones, muscles, joints, especially to her ankle, foot and leg.
The defendant is accused of failing to maintain the premises, failing to periodically inspect and clean, failing to keep the premises clean, failing to warn of a dangerous condition and failing to place warning signs.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, loss of medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity and loss of enjoyment of life.
Collins is represented by Allan Berger of Allan Berger & Associates of New Orleans.
The case has been assigned to Division H Judge Glenn B. Ansardi.
Case no. 740-601.
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Wal-Mart sued by shopper over alleged slip and fall incident
GRETNA – A corporate retailer is being sued by a woman who claims she was injured after slipping and falling.
Yasna Escobar filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., store #1342 in the 24th Judicial District Court.
Escobar asserts that on Oct. 18, 2013 she was a customer at Wal-Mart, located at 300 W. Esplanade Ave. in Kenner, when she was walking down a carpeted aisle and slipped and fell in a puddle of water. The plaintiff contends that she was injured as a result of the plaintiff’s negligence.
The defendant is accused of failing to maintain a safe place of business, failing to keep its aisle to code, allowing a danger to exist, failing to warn of unreasonable risks, failing to inspect and keep the presumes safe, failing to discover an unreasonably dangerous condition and creating a dangerous condition.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, aggravation, annoyance, disability, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of function of parts of body, bodily disability, impairment of psychological functioning, disability from engaging in recreation, destruction of earning capacity, loss of support, loss of society and loss of consortium.
Escobar is represented by Robert B. Evans of New Orleans-based Burgos & Evans LLC.
The case has been assigned to Division K Judge Ellen Shirer Kovach.
Case no. 740-588.
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