The victim, Toshiba Williams, was assigned to kitchen duty while serving time at the cook county jail. This past July, while the petite woman was carrying a large pot of hot oatmeal she slipped and fell spilling the contents of the pot across her face and leaving permanent burns and scars according to ChicagoNow.com.
Williams, who is only five feet tall and weighs less than 100 pounds, claims that she slipped on an accumulation of grease scattered across the kitchen floor. The suit charges that choosing such a small woman to perform such a physically demanding and dangerous task in what has proved to be an unsafe work environment is egregious negligence.
To determine if the prison officials are indeed liable in the accident, William's slip and fall attorney will have to prove that the jail staff knew of the slippery condition of the floor and thus needlessly placed the woman in danger by providing an unsafe work space.