Flying Fruit Lid Sparks $150K Settlement

Flying Fruit Lid Sparks $150K Settlement

There are 2 comments on the WFMZ story from Nov 17, 2010, titled Flying Fruit Lid Sparks $150K Settlement. In it, WFMZ reports that:

A grocer and a fruit company have offered a $150,000 settlement to a man who says he was knocked unconscious when a lid exploded off a jar of fruit and hit him in the face.

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Allentown, PA

#1 Nov 18, 2010
First, he misused a tool. That is a safety violation. He could have used a hammer, why didn't he? Maybe he isn't THAT stupid, but he did use a screwdriver for a hammer...on a glass jar. Why didn't he use the rubber disks made for that purpose? Why didn't he use the wrench that is made for that purpose? Why didn't he ask his wife to do it? It is obvious that he put the whole thing in HOT water to create that much pressure. If you warm the lid but not the glass the lid expands, the seal softens and it may remove more easily. If you heat the glass, it expands also and may actually make it tighter. He needs to repeat high school physics class! The judge should throw the case out.

Macungie, PA

#2 Nov 18, 2010
You got to be kidding...first you heat up the jar than you strike it with a tool and when it want maney for your efforts...what a great country America is !!!! Idots get rewarded for their actions !!!!

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