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Woman Files Suit After Husband Falls Into Deep Fryer, Dies From Injuries

There are horrible ways to go, and then there are downright awful ways to go. A whole cottage industry of various programs and specials have even been devoted to particularly gruesome ways to die, and that viewing pleasure is best avoided by the faint of heart. Any loss of human life is tragic, but it can be particularly jarring and heartbreaking to learn that a loved one has lost their life in absolutely horrifying fashion.

As the Daily Mail shares, we can add another gruesome way to go to the list, and this one comes courtesy of a lawsuit that has emanated out of the state of Georgia. A widow, Chrissie McGee Blount, has filed a lawsuit against the grocery chain Publix. It’s a wrongful death suit that stems from her husband’s death back on July 4, 2015. So how exactly can a grocery chain be responsible for her husband’s death?

Well, that’s because her husband sustained some horrific injuries while performing some work at a Publix shop in Dacula on June 25, 2015. Mansur Blount, 37, was what’s known as a vent hood technician. Blount was cleaning a vent hood above a deep fryer in the store, and he would accidentally dip his leg into the hot cooking oil inside of the fryer.

It’s unclear exactly how that happened. Perhaps Blount had lost his balance, or maybe he was trying to position himself better to get to a particularly hard-to-reach area. Regardless, his leg wound up in the hot oil, and he would suffer incredibly severe burns. He wound up in the Grady Memorial Hospital, and he would pass away a week later as a result of the horrifying injuries that he had sustained.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has provided some additional details on Blount’s horrifying mishap.

“The vents were above a deep fryer filled with hot cooking oil, and the fryer was covered with a 'thin metal cover,' the suit says. Blount was 'not aware of the hazard' and unfamiliar with the store, according to the lawsuit,” the paper explains. “Blount was standing with his left leg on the cover while he cleaned the vent. Suddenly, the fryer cover gave way and Blount’s left leg fell into the deep fryer, the suit says. Blount suffered severe burns and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, first to the emergency room and later to the burn unit.”

Details are sketchy from that point, as Publix has declined comment, and Blount’s widow has not provided the exact medical cause of death. Nonetheless, the suit is asking for “the full value of the life of Mansur Blount,” attorney’s fees and court costs.

We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out. If Publix is determined to somehow be liable for this tragedy, then we can assume that his widow will be entitled to substantial compensation. Whether that will ultimately come in the form of a jury reward or an out-of-court settlement remains to be seen.

Source: Daily Mail
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