A jury in Cobb County, Georgia awarded a Home Depot customer $1.5 million for an accident that happened in 2005, according to a story on AJC.com. The plaintiff, Larry Reece was injured when a pallet full of plywood fell from a forklift, 24 feet above the ground. Reece was trapped under the wood after the accident.
The victim suffered from neck and spinal injuries and underwent surgery to repair herniated discs. The medical expenses for the surgery to repair the disc injury were over $120,000. Home Depot has faced numerous claims over the years from those injured by its “sky shelving”, merchandise packed on shelves high above the aisles where customers walk.