Baby bites Snake (actually, this has a lot of coverage) here, here, and here
(if those links have expired, it's Toni Barnard and her son Trevor of Semmes, Alabama, shopping at the WalMart on Wal-Mart on Schillinger Road).
Did a rattlesnake bite a man in WalMart?
WALMART STORES, INC. altered 25,426 innocent American lives due to procedures which allowed them to be "struck by merchandise" from 01/01/91 through 06/22/95. Pam Lee, (Greenwald v WM), of Claims Management, a wholly owned WM subsidiary, signed an affidavit about these facts on 06/29/95. In New v WM, it was shown an average of 150 shoppers nationwide daily are injured due to falling merchandise or merchandise dropped by employees. However, not all of the injured were listed in the Lee exhibit of over 330 pages of injured parties names.
This sounds like an urban legend, but it is true: href="https://www.workdayminnesota.org/view_article.php?id=4fcadcacaed04b00c3addfd78860641b">Court slams Walmart's use of 'dead peasant' insurance By Mark Gruenberg — January 19, 2004
NEW ORLEANS — One of Wal-Mart's long list of worker abuses--"dead peasants" insurance where it takes out life insurance policies on its low-level workers and collects the cash when they die--got a kick in the head in federal court. That's because the estate of one dead worker, Douglas Sims, sued for damages, saying Wal-Mart robbed his heirs of money that was rightfully theirs. Lower federal courts agreed and, on Jan. 5, so did the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
More than 100 companies, led by Wal-Mart, created the "dead peasants" policies. Legal changes in 1998 led Wal-Mart to halt the practice, but not before it had insured all but 3,500 of the 350,000 potential workers it covered, the suit says.
WEEK IN REVIEW DESK | October 19, 2003, Sunday
The Nation; Wal-Mart, Driving Workers and Supermarkets Crazy
By STEVEN GREENHOUSE (NYT) 1124 words
Late Edition - Final , Section 4 , Page 3 , Column 1
DISPLAYING FIRST 50 OF 1124 WORDS - IN February Wal-Mart will open its first grocery supercenter in California, offering everything from tires to prime meats, and that could be a blessing for middle-class consumers. The reason is simple: Wal-Mart's prices are 14 percent lower than its competitors',
There's even a Walmart Liberation Front.