I was injured at Menard's located on 53rd Ave in Davenport, IA.
I was looking for some 1x4x8 boards, and acquired the help of an employee. The employee was up on the sencond level of Aisle G out in the lumber yard. I asked the employee to hand me down a couple boards at a time, and the *** employee handed me down 6-7 boards at the same time.
I grabbed the boards from above my head, and lowered them down to my chest and proceeded to lwoer them down to the ground while squatting. The employee dropped his end, and i bore the full weight of the boards, and heard a bang, as the boards hit the hand rail about 5 feet above my head.
Immediately I felt something large hit me on the top of my head, and i dropped to my knees. Apparently, a fire extinguisher was hit by the boards and it hit me in the head.
I was totally shocked, and got nausious, and had some blurry vision. I went and found a manager, and filled out an accident report and my wife drove me to the ER, where they performed a CT scan and discovered i had a mild concussion.
The manager of Menards, Mike, informed me that someone would contact me on Tuesday. I called the store manager on wednesday and talked to him about it, and he made me feel like it was not his problem and that someone will call me about it eventually.
I didnt get a call by thursday, so i called and spoke to the manager again, and he was upset that i had called him and said that he had other things to take care of and asked if there was anything else i needed. I informed him that i will be getting a lawyer and he said, and?.
I am pissed that the fire extinguisher was just resting on a perch, and was not attached to anything. it was hanging on a plastic bracket, and that it fell so easily. i have video on my phone after the fact. showing just how unstable it is on the perch it was sitting on. and i also took some pictures of it as well, for the lawyer.
i am pissed that menards thinks this will blow over.