The West Australian
A woman is suing Coles for damages over injuries she suffered after she slipped on a pool of water on the floor at the one of the supermarket giant’s Perth distribution centres.
In a District Court writ, Ruth Ann Jennings claimed the accident was caused by Coles’ failure to take reasonable care and that the firm was negligent.
Ms Jennings, an industry employment consultant, was walking through the Coles Distribution Centre in Horrie Miller Drive at Perth airport on September 10 2013 when the accident happened.
The 58-year-old suffered numerous injuries to her right leg, knee, ankle and foot and the accident had rendered her totally and partially incapacitated to earn, according to the writ.
It claimed Coles failed to take adequate measures to ensure the floor surface was safe to walk on. It said that Coles allowed the pool of water to remain on the floor and be “a danger and a trap” to Ms Jennings.
The writ added that Coles failed to display a warning sign or instruct its employees to clean up the pool of water.
Ms Jennings is claiming costs of an undisclosed amount for past and ongoing medical treatment and damages.
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