Fred Meyer Employee’s Arm Stuck in Floor Drain for Two Hours

Date: October 10, 2015

Location: 3300 Portland Road

Name: Lonnie

Fred Meyer Employee’s Arm Stuck in Floor Drain for Two Hours

Saturday late afternoon, a Fred Meyer employee in Newberg got her arm stuck in a drain.

The woman was trying to fish a broom handle out of the drain when her arm got stuck. After trying for 20 minutes to free herself, she called for help.

Newberg firefighters responded and tried to slide her arm out with soap and oil but it didn’t work. The rescue team had to use concrete drills and jack hammers to break the concrete around the drain to free the woman’s arm.

The woman was identified as Lonnie who was 24 years old. She was taken to the hospital to check out her arm injuries.

We wish Lonnie a full and speedy recovery.

In Oregon, property owners are responsible for making certain their property is maintained safely, without any unreasonable dangers. Despite laws intended to protect people, many accidents still occur due to dangerous conditions.

Common types of premises liability cases include:
Slip and Fall:

Example: A storeowner fails to mop up a wet floor, or provide proper traction, and a person slips and falls as a result.
Inadequate Maintenance:

Example: A hotel owner fails to maintain the premises, like when a falling tree branch injures a passerby because it has not been properly trimmed.
Defective Conditions:

Example: A property owner fails to repair or warn the public about a dangerous condition in the area, such as a broken staircase.

Inadequate Security.

Example: A parking structure company fails to install adequate lighting or warn patrons about dangerous criminal activity taking place on the premises.

If you have received injuries due to negligence by a property owner, contact a premises liability lawyer in Oregon to help you investigate, handle your case, and allow you to begin recovery.


About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

Posted on October 14, 2015, in personal injury, Premises Liability and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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