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(AL.com)   Deadly pallet costs Walmart $7.5 million. Next time just hire Gallagher to hand out the watermelons   ( al.com) divider line
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2017-11-09 06:36:08 PM  
Those kind of displays need a skirt. surprised this hasn't happened with the pumpkin displays which are the same as the watermelon one in this lawsuit.
 
2017-11-09 07:03:18 PM  
he tried to turn towards his buggy

"Buggy"? Is this some sort of regional nomenclature? Do they mean "shopping cart"?
 
2017-11-09 08:18:14 PM  

fusillade762: he tried to turn towards his buggy

"Buggy"? Is this some sort of regional nomenclature? Do they mean "shopping cart"?


Yes. He's not Amish.
 
2017-11-09 08:52:35 PM  
I bet the broken hip made it really hard to have sex with that watermelon.
 
2017-11-09 09:58:28 PM  

fusillade762: he tried to turn towards his buggy

"Buggy"? Is this some sort of regional nomenclature? Do they mean "shopping cart"?


Si
 
2017-11-09 10:01:32 PM  

fusillade762: he tried to turn towards his buggy

"Buggy"? Is this some sort of regional nomenclature? Do they mean "shopping cart"?


No.
 
2017-11-09 10:04:56 PM  
That's not funny, subby.

/Gallagher, that is
 
2017-11-09 10:04:58 PM  
I see the comments section on that story is full of the usual "AMERICA IS SUE HAPPY, fark CONSUMERS!" curmudgeons who think responsibility is of the personal variety only and negligence is "fake news."

'murica.
 
2017-11-09 10:07:17 PM  
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2017-11-09 10:12:53 PM  
O'Hara said before the fall, Walker played basketball three days a week with several of his friends.

So he required a buggy for shopping but is fit and agile enough to play basketball?
I smell bullshiat.
 
2017-11-09 10:13:26 PM  
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2017-11-09 10:15:24 PM  

abhorrent1: O'Hara said before the fall, Walker played basketball three days a week with several of his friends.

So he required a buggy for shopping but is fit and agile enough to play basketball?
I smell bullshiat.


"Buggy" is regional nomenclature for "shopping cart. "
 
2017-11-09 10:17:19 PM  
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2017-11-09 10:18:25 PM  

Group W Bench: abhorrent1: O'Hara said before the fall, Walker played basketball three days a week with several of his friends.

So he required a buggy for shopping but is fit and agile enough to play basketball?
I smell bullshiat.

"Buggy" is regional nomenclature for "shopping cart. "


Oh. Well that's stupid. I thought it meant one of those motorized ones.
 
2017-11-09 10:19:10 PM  
Next thing you know he's a melonaire.
 
2017-11-09 10:19:51 PM  
How much will Wal-Mart benefit from tax cuts
 
2017-11-09 10:19:55 PM  
'Deadly'?
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2017-11-09 10:24:39 PM  
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2017-11-09 10:26:25 PM  
Sounds like Wal*Mart should have....(PUTS ON SUNGLASSES)   ... Cleansed their palette.....
 
2017-11-09 10:28:18 PM  

abhorrent1: O'Hara said before the fall, Walker played basketball three days a week with several of his friends.

So he required a buggy for shopping but is fit and agile enough to play basketball?
I smell bullshiat.


Don't be so judgemental. I could play basketball for fun a few days a week, but then need pain pill after. Just like I could walk in shopping feeling great but if I have to walk or stand a lot by the time I get done I would need one of those carts.

I have arthritis in my hip and lower back, nerve damage going down my legs and have had 3 operations on my right knee. So my condition isn't set at one level I have good days and bad days. A lot of days I will start off great but by the end of work I will almost need to be carried out depending on what I am doing that day how much walking and standing especially, or if I can sit down some and just rest.
 
2017-11-09 10:28:54 PM  

nanim: 'Deadly'?


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2017-11-09 10:33:15 PM  
Unionize Wal-Mart, and fight for a fair wage for all
 
2017-11-09 10:40:06 PM  
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2017-11-09 10:53:48 PM  
I have Facebook friend that decorates the cakes at a Walmart. She posted one about "2 years without someone stepping on a pallet". I had to ask. It's company safety policy to never step on a pallet because they can shift.

Of course, I then went to a Sam's Club and immediately saw they left out pallets in the water section, with customers having to step on them to get to water. I immediately thought "you guys are inviting an accident."
 
2017-11-09 11:03:36 PM  
It's idiots like this that have turned the country into one big nanny state.  For instance,  I'm now forced to wear a hard hat at work where cranes move items overhead weighing thousands of pounds.  Do you think my head has a chance if any of those items falls that my helmet will save me?  Being smart enough not to walk underneath the crane should be enough.
 
2017-11-09 11:08:07 PM  
Lame.  Dude's a retard for not knowing how to walk and shop.

I've had extremely dangerous jobs in industrial settings, hiked dangerous terrain, and even shopped at Walmart, all without getting hurt.  Because I look where I'm stepping.

Go figure.
 
2017-11-09 11:13:25 PM  
I used to work with a guy who was a dead wringer for Gallagher.  He was manic depressive, and when the mania stuck he would get dressed up in that stupid Gallagher hat and and go get free stuff.  He was a nut.  I kept my distance from him... If my memory serves me correctly he threatened to come to work with an AR-15 as he was getting fired.
 
2017-11-09 11:15:03 PM  
If he'd have fallen on an empty pallet left in an aisle, I'd be a little more in agreement with his plight, but the opening under a produce crate?  Pick up your gotdamned feet man.
 
2017-11-09 11:16:27 PM  
I have been doing warehouse work for over 20 years,  I find this so sad that people do not understand you never want to get your foot wedge into a pallet.

But if a pallet is on the sales floor, it should have a skirt, or use a plastic display pallet with bigger holes for pallet jacks.

But then again, this is wal-mart.  Their workers are not paid enough to care
 
2017-11-09 11:26:55 PM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: I used to work with a guy who was a dead wringer for Gallagher.  He was manic depressive, and when the mania stuck he would get dressed up in that stupid Gallagher hat and and go get free stuff.  He was a nut.  I kept my distance from him... If my memory serves me correctly he threatened to come to work with an AR-15 as he was getting fired.


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2017-11-09 11:34:08 PM  

fickenchucker: Lame.  Dude's a retard for not knowing how to walk and shop.

I've had extremely dangerous jobs in industrial settings, hiked dangerous terrain, and even shopped at Walmart, all without getting hurt.  Because I look where I'm stepping.

Go figure.


Meh, I give it a solid 1.5 out of 10.
 
2017-11-09 11:37:51 PM  
Look into the Iww, they stand for us small people the world over
 
2017-11-09 11:40:04 PM  
Gallagher does not merely hand out watermelons.
 
2017-11-10 12:07:00 AM  
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What a deadly palate might look like.
 
2017-11-10 12:44:23 AM  
PALLET??!?

Oh, I thought you said "Pellet".

As in, 'The Pellet with the Poison's in the Chalice from the Palace'.

Now what am I gonna do with this Pallet load of Poison?  It won't fit in the Vessel with the Pestle.
 
2017-11-10 01:23:10 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: PALLET??!?

Oh, I thought you said "Pellet".

As in, 'The Pellet with the Poison's in the Chalice from the Palace'.

Now what am I gonna do with this Pallet load of Poison?  It won't fit in the Vessel with the Pestle.


Switch it for the one that holds the Brew that is true.  It'll say "Harpoon UFO" on the side.
 
2017-11-10 01:45:47 AM  
People laugh... the working man is farked
 
2017-11-10 01:51:27 AM  

laid back w/bud light: It's idiots like this that have turned the country into one big nanny state.  For instance,  I'm now forced to wear a hard hat at work where cranes move items overhead weighing thousands of pounds.  Do you think my head has a chance if any of those items falls that my helmet will save me?  Being smart enough not to walk underneath the crane should be enough.


I don't know your exact situation, but this reminds me of the whole "Steel Toe vs I Beam" conundrum.  Or in my current factory's "What are steel toes going to do if a forklift runs over my foot?" gripes.

A hard hat isn't going to do anything if something heavy enough falls on your head.  But if somebody leaves a wrench on top of a load being picked up by a crane and that falls, a hard hat can be the difference between a minor annoyance and brain surgery.

Similarly, the same people biatching about the cheap steel toes they bought aren't thinking about that time a pipe wrench fell off a table onto their foot and they didn't break any toes.

Again, I don't know your situation, but when I was a carpenter who had to wear hard hats all the time I just went out and bought the most expensive hardhat the best hardware store in my city had... and it was still only like 25 bucks and a lot more comfortable than the cheap ones big contractors would give you for free.  Similarly at my factory I bought a pair of New Balance steel toe shoes and they're almost as comfortable as any other shoes I have... and I only paid like 10 bucks for them after my company reimbursed me.

Sorry that was way longer than I intended.
 
2017-11-10 02:01:42 AM  

kkinnison: I have been doing warehouse work for over 20 years,  I find this so sad that people do not understand you never want to get your foot wedge into a pallet.

But if a pallet is on the sales floor, it should have a skirt, or use a plastic display pallet with bigger holes for pallet jacks.

But then again, this is wal-mart.  Their workers are not paid enough to care


Yeah, I really don't understand how some people make it to adulthood without realizing how pallets work.  Here's my instructions for walking on pallets if you have to.

-look at the pallet before you step on it
-are there any gaps roughly as wide as your foot?
-If so, don't put your foot there
-Pro Tip, stand towards the middle of the pallet with your feet on as many boards as possible.
 
2017-11-10 02:12:06 AM  
Damn..if he got 7.5 million for one pallet display in a Walmart, how much could i get for walking into a Costco and sticking my foot in every display?
 
2017-11-10 02:14:40 AM  

MBZ321: Damn..if he got 7.5 million for one pallet display in a Walmart, how much could i get for walking into a Costco and sticking my foot in every display?


Less than a Wal-Mart settlement for sure
 
2017-11-10 02:16:50 AM  

watching the trump bubble grow: MBZ321: Damn..if he got 7.5 million for one pallet display in a Walmart, how much could i get for walking into a Costco and sticking my foot in every display?

Less than a Wal-Mart settlement for sure


Screw Wal-Mart and Costco, let the working class rise
 
2017-11-10 02:20:33 AM  
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2017-11-10 02:26:49 AM  
Fight for a reasonable wage, detest these abhorrent tax cuts,
 
2017-11-10 03:40:15 AM  
If you are shopping and of a fragility that you are likely to break bones if you fall reaching down or over something.    Feel free to ask for help.   Where I shop, there are often other shoppers that will help.   Remember, you still need to get your items back home.   There may not be as many helpful strangers along that path as there were in the store.
 
2017-11-10 05:08:33 AM  
Court records state Walker was visiting the Phenix City Walmart,
Walker? More like Faller amirite?
 
2017-11-10 05:19:41 AM  
As somebody who works around pallets all the time... it's too bad that I said that just now because I am now incapable of becoming rich.
 
2017-11-10 05:35:33 AM  

Perpetuous Procrastination: I see the comments section on that story is full of the usual "AMERICA IS SUE HAPPY, fark CONSUMERS!" curmudgeons who think responsibility is of the personal variety only and negligence is "fake news."

'murica.


No. Some sort of insurance settlement, or even potential suit, is warranted considering other people were seen doing the same thing. But, on the other hand, we're not dealing with walkways or anything where a person's path is being impeded by a "hidden" elevation change. I can't even imagine how many lawsuits a person like this would have been involved in if he were to visit where I went to college (tree roots + sidewalks).

$7.5 million for an old man breaking a hip because he tripped and fell... no. Just, no. This is a "force this stupid-ass company to spend $20 million on little plastic end caps that prevent this from happening" not "give lawyers and an old guy a bunch of money.

Forget the size of lawsuits, one big problem in this country is that so many lawsuits are for people and lawyers to get rich, not to force companies to actually spend money on correcting their problems (unless they are manufacturers).

/to be fair, I worked at a KMart when I was a teenager, and one of the FIRST farking things they taught me was about how to make sure people don't hurt themselves on pallets on the "floor"
//we didn't have displays like this though
 
2017-11-10 06:20:41 AM  

electricjebus: laid back w/bud light: It's idiots like this that have turned the country into one big nanny state.  For instance,  I'm now forced to wear a hard hat at work where cranes move items overhead weighing thousands of pounds.  Do you think my head has a chance if any of those items falls that my helmet will save me?  Being smart enough not to walk underneath the crane should be enough.

I don't know your exact situation, but this reminds me of the whole "Steel Toe vs I Beam" conundrum.  Or in my current factory's "What are steel toes going to do if a forklift runs over my foot?" gripes.

A hard hat isn't going to do anything if something heavy enough falls on your head.  But if somebody leaves a wrench on top of a load being picked up by a crane and that falls, a hard hat can be the difference between a minor annoyance and brain surgery.

Similarly, the same people biatching about the cheap steel toes they bought aren't thinking about that time a pipe wrench fell off a table onto their foot and they didn't break any toes.

Again, I don't know your situation, but when I was a carpenter who had to wear hard hats all the time I just went out and bought the most expensive hardhat the best hardware store in my city had... and it was still only like 25 bucks and a lot more comfortable than the cheap ones big contractors would give you for free.  Similarly at my factory I bought a pair of New Balance steel toe shoes and they're almost as comfortable as any other shoes I have... and I only paid like 10 bucks for them after my company reimbursed me.

Sorry that was way longer than I intended.


If a forklift runs over your toes in regular shoes, your bones are crushed, and the doctor amputates your toes. No saving them. If a forklift runs over your steel toe boots, the steel amputates your toes, they remain uncrushed (hopefully) in the little steel pocket now at the front of your boot, and the doctor can try to reattach them. Either way your toes are amputated. But with the boots you have a higher chance of them not being tossed in the trash can afterwards. Or poured into the trash, depending on consistency.
 
2017-11-10 08:25:35 AM  

electricjebus: laid back w/bud light: It's idiots like this that have turned the country into one big nanny state.  For instance,  I'm now forced to wear a hard hat at work where cranes move items overhead weighing thousands of pounds.  Do you think my head has a chance if any of those items falls that my helmet will save me?  Being smart enough not to walk underneath the crane should be enough.

I don't know your exact situation, but this reminds me of the whole "Steel Toe vs I Beam" conundrum.  Or in my current factory's "What are steel toes going to do if a forklift runs over my foot?" gripes.

A hard hat isn't going to do anything if something heavy enough falls on your head.  But if somebody leaves a wrench on top of a load being picked up by a crane and that falls, a hard hat can be the difference between a minor annoyance and brain surgery.

Similarly, the same people biatching about the cheap steel toes they bought aren't thinking about that time a pipe wrench fell off a table onto their foot and they didn't break any toes.

Again, I don't know your situation, but when I was a carpenter who had to wear hard hats all the time I just went out and bought the most expensive hardhat the best hardware store in my city had... and it was still only like 25 bucks and a lot more comfortable than the cheap ones big contractors would give you for free.  Similarly at my factory I bought a pair of New Balance steel toe shoes and they're almost as comfortable as any other shoes I have... and I only paid like 10 bucks for them after my company reimbursed me.

Sorry that was way longer than I intended.


Just like shopping for motorcycle gear. If you've got a $5 head, buy a $5 helmet.

/I value my head
 
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