Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Goodwill Cash 'Not Enough'; Injured Woman Claims Bunnings Should Pay Her Medical Bills after Store Mishap

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Goodwill Cash 'Not Enough'; Injured Woman Claims Bunnings Should Pay Her Medical Bills after Store Mishap

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Byline: Lucy Cantori Lucy.Cantori@scnews.com.au

A TRIP to Bunnings has turned into a battle for monetary settlement and an apology for Pomona resident Terry Raison and his wife Marion.

On November 2 last year the elderly couple visited the Noosaville Bunnings store in search of doorstops.

While completing their purchase at the checkout another customer dropped a steel fence post and hit Mrs Raison in the leg.

Mr Raison said an overcrowded checkout was to blame.

"We went in there and the checkout was absolutely loaded with floor stock," he said.

"While Marion stood there putting the card in to complete the transaction,

a bloke walked up behind

us with steel fence posts

and he leaned them up because there was no room to get a trolley around and into the checkout area because it was so full with stock.

"One of these posts dropped and hit my wife in the leg and she fell to the floor.

"The leg was bleeding and they called their first aid bloke who put a plaster and some ice on it and that was it. …

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