Staffer Says Home Depot Lightning Shock Was 'Foreseeable'

Law360 (March 28, 2019, 6:53 PM EDT) -- Home Depot can't solely blame an "act of God" for an employee's injuries after she was struck by lightning at the store, the worker told the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday. While lightning itself is unpredictable, she said, the company put her in foreseeable danger.

Cristina Sanchez said The Home Depot Inc. should be held liable for putting her in harm's way. Her manager refused her first request to lock up the home improvement store's garden area earlier in the storm in violation of company policies, Sanchez said in her brief.

The lower court judge erred in ruling that the manager's delay...

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