September 14, 2018
September 14, 2018
Victor Alexander had been working in the deli for two and a half years. He never had any type of safety training. One day in January of 2018 he was working in his department at lunch time. There was a long line of customers and only himself and the assistant manager in his department. While rushing to serve customers, Victor accidentally sliced his finger. He grabbed a first aid kit and put a gauze over the cut.
Victor went to the store manager for help. The manager said that she needed to cover herself so she was going to write him up for not using a safety cutting glove. He hadn’t seen safety gloves in his department in over a year though. Victor showed the manager his hand and asked to go to the hospital before she filled out an accident report. She asked that he not show her his hand again as it was making her feel faint. She then filled out the report.
Victor asked for a ride to the hospital. The store manager said that they were too short staffed for somebody to drive him.
Victor asked for a ride to the hospital. The store manager said that they were too short staffed for somebody to drive him. He began walking to the hospital. A bus drove by and the driver noticed that Victor seemed to be in trouble. The driver made an exception to the rule of picking up passengers between stops and gave Victor a ride to the hospital.
At the hospital Victor received eight stitches. The doctor was surprised to hear that Best Market wanted him to go back to work. The doctor had called the store manager to inform her that Victor would not go back to work for the next couple of days.
The store manager called Victor a few days later on his day off to ask him to come into work. She never asked how his hand was. When he did go back to work, the manager said to him, “hello stitches!”