Risky Business: Quitter splitter

Jun. 26, 2022

A rental store's regular customer rented a log splitter and one of their employees injured her hand while using the machine. The customer let the rental store employees know about the injury when they returned the machine.

Just a few days later, notice of an attorney representing the injured person was received by the rental store owner. That document and the facts of the accident as they knew them were sent to their insurance company where a claim was started. While investigating the claim, the insurance adjuster requested an inspection of the log splitter by an expert.

Click here to learn what happened next that led to a nearly $500,000 settlement from the June Safety Issue of Rental Management magazine.

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