Albertsons • Sweet Bay • Publix • U-Save • Winn-Dixie shoppers be careful as you shop • Slip and Fall Warnings • Slippery floors when wet

Supermarkets and grocery stores are number two (2) for falls by industry, just behind restaurants. The Executive Director for the NFSI said, “The most likely victims are women over 60, and they typically suffer serious injuries.” The principal cause of falls are stepping on slippery surfaces and stepping onto material and debris.

The NFSI reports that falls happen most frequently at the entrance to the store in water tracked in from outside the store causes many slip and falls. In addition, entry mats, poorly positioned (often moved out of position by carts) or with curled edges, cause trip and falls. The area that is the second most dangerous in the supermarket is the produce aisle. Finally, the refrigerated aisles in a supermarket or grocery store may also have leaking equipment that leads to fall risks.

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) of Southlake, Texas, supermarkets pay out $450 million each year for legal expenses and to claimants for their injuries.

Consumers that are busy shopping rarely see wet spots or other potential hazards because they are not looking for them. This problem is often compounded by the fact that liquids spilled on the floors are difficult to detect on the store’s glossy polished floors. It is the grocery store or supermarket’s obligation to provide a safe space for customers to walk and to prevent slip and fall injuries to the best of their ability.

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