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Slip/fall suit brought against janitorial company

January 27, 2012

NEW ORLEANS — A janitorial company is being sued by a Jefferson Parish man for injuries he sustained after he slipped on a floor that had just been mopped, according to The Louisiana Record.

The lawsuit was filed on January 20, by Jimmy Hernandez, against Empire Janitorial Sales and Service, the article stated.

According to the article, Hernandez claims that he slipped on the liquid the defendants used to clean the floor of his workspace; Hernandez also claims that, while trying to pick himself off the floor, he slipped again, causing further injury to his shoulders, hands, elbows and back.

Empire Janitorial Sales and Service is accused of not warning of the dangerous condition, failure to place caution signs around the dangerous area, failure to ensure the safety of others and failure to use reasonable vigilance, the article noted.

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