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Woman awarded $300,000 after Kmart chair breaks

Eva Pettifor . 11 Oct 2016 . Comments
Woman awarded $300,000 after Kmart chair breaks

Businesses have been warned to stay vigilant about workplace health and safety regulations, with news of a woman being awarded $300,000 in damages from Kmart after a chair broke in store.

Fairfax reports 63-year-old nursing assistant Julie Ann Lewis was using one of Kmart’s gardening chairs when it broke, injuring her lower back and right buttock.

Lewis was using the chair to sit on while processing photos from Kmart’s photo lab, as the rest of the steel chairs provided in the area were being used.

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