Mr. Womack’s leg was amputated below the knee by a fellow forklift driver whose vehicle slid on a wet floor in a Home Depot warehouse. The floor of the warehouse was made of smooth, steel-troweled concrete with a sealant that made the floor extremely smooth. Due to changing temperatures, moisture would condense on the floor and when mixed with oil and dirt, would become very slick.
Mr. Womack had just stepped off his forklift when the other driver tried to stop but slid into Mr. Womack’s leg. A former employee filed a public lawsuit against Home Depot, stating that she was asked to provide false information and that Home Depot knew about the problem with the floor, but did nothing until after Mr. Womack’s injury. The Marye Law Firm P.C. argued that both Home Depot and Exel, Inc., a third party logistics provider, knew of the floor problem.