Viral TikTok video of Lowe’s employee leads to firing

by Ana Lopez

After a TikTok video of him struggling to retrieve a large box went viral earlier this month, a Lowe employee in Louisiana resigned on February 17.

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The video, that This is reported by Business Insider had nearly four million views on Friday, shows the employee on top of a shop lift trying to bring the box down from a high shelf. The box presses against the person’s head, neck, and chest. While a second employee encourages the struggling colleague, a third warns, “That’s not a good idea.”

The object eventually tips over and pushes the employee against the railing, causing him to scream for help. The video sparked concern and criticism online, prompting Lowe’s to “take swift action”. However, the company has not provided details of the action it has taken or whether additional training has been provided on how to operate the lift.

The unnamed employee cited security reasons for his dismissal. According to a relative, the object was a set of Allen and Roth patio chairs weighing about 120 pounds, and when the load shifted, the mechanical elevator stopped. The employee panicked.

Lowe’s spokesperson Larry Costello stated that the company values ​​the safety of its employees and customers and that the actions in the video violate the company’s training. Lowe’s has not commented on the employee’s firing.

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