Home Depot customer claims he was injured by falling lumber

Michelle Massey Jan. 24, 2011, 1:44pm

A Jefferson Parish Home Depot store is being sued by a customer who was allegedly hit in the head by falling lumber.

Anthony J. Nata, Sr. filed suit against on Jan. 18 in federal court in New Orleans, claiming he was injured after being knocked to the ground at the store on Feb. 3, 2010.

The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to safely stack, shelve and display the lumber in the overhead racks, failing to use metal pins that would have kept the lumber from falling down, failing to have the lumber strapped, failing to adequately inspect the lumber, failing to adequately train their employees in order to discover the hazard and for violating their own policies regarding stacked lumber.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, interest and court costs.

Nata is represented by Gregory G. Gremillion and Daryl Higgins of Gaudry, Ranson, Higgins & Gremillion in Gretna.

U.S. District Judge Martin L. C. Feldman is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:11-cv-00097

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