Shopper sues Home
Depot store for injuries
from falling wood
Home Depot is facing an injury lawsuit
over a claim of poorly-stacked wood
falling onto a shopper. The plaintiff,
Mitchell Adams, is seeking more than
$50,000 for medical treatment costs,
future costs, lost wages, and the potential loss of future earnings.
The complaint, which claims that
Adams was struck by the wood that fell
on him as he walked in an aisle of the
store on Feb. 23, was filed in Madison
County Circuit Court in July. Adams
claims he injured his left arm and vari-
ous parts of his upper body, causing
him disability, pain, and suffering,
according to the suit.
Home Depot, through its Collinsville store’s employees, is being accused of allowing a “certain amount of
wood to be stacked in such a manner
that it broke loose and made contact
with the plaintiff”, according to the
The lawsuit claims that the employees acted negligently by failing
to properly secure the stacked wood
with a safety facing and by not warning
customers of dangerous conditions.
Adams claims the employees had the
duty to take reasonable care in avoid-
ing the infliction of injury or distress
when dealing with the public.
In 2017, Home Depot was notoriously sued for allegedly deceiving
buyers about 4x4 lumber sizes. That
was struck down.
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