Flying Fruit Lid Sparks $150K Settlement

Full story: WFMZ
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. Full Story

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 !!!!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Kroger Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
What should Key Retailing be renamed (Jun '09) Dec '14 An observer 117
Moms Demand Action Calls On Kroger Family Of St... (Aug '14) Dec '14 Independent1 56
OUR Walmart Demands Chain Pay $15/Hr., While UF... Dec '14 The Hack Checker 3
Free coupons Nov '14 angie Young 1
Kroger Facing Discrimination Lawsuit (Nov '08) Nov '14 TIREDOFIT 91
Rumor of Kroger Coming Back (Aug '14) Sep '14 LordHDR1 3
Food stamp arrivals drive midnight run on groce... (Oct '10) Jun '14 Elizabeth 20
More from around the web