Worker Injured on Defective Ladder Awarded $406,800
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
A man who fell 25 feet from a defective ladder that was bought at Home Depot store was awarded $406,800. The accident occurred when ladder's worn legs slid, causing the ladder to come crashing to the ground. In that case, the jury held that Home Depot was at fault for neglecting to to tell plaintiff that the lader had been in rental service for four years beforehand, in violation of their own company's policy.