Kmart 4474

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Kmart #4474
Store number4474
Address19330 Hawthorne Boulevard
CityTorrance, California
TypePre-1987 Prototype
Retail floor area94,500 square feet (8,780 m2)
Coordinates33°51′19″N 118°21′09″W / 33.855266°N 118.352610°W / 33.855266; -118.352610Coordinates: 33°51′19″N 118°21′09″W / 33.855266°N 118.352610°W / 33.855266; -118.352610

Kmart #4474 was a Kmart discount department store located at 19330 Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance, California. The store opened 1971. in 2001 Richard Ortega (plaintiff) was shopping at the Torrance Kmart store (Kmart) when he slipped on a puddle of milk on the floor adjacent to the refrigerator and suffered significant injuries to his knee, including ligament tears. Less than a year later, plaintiff sued Kmart for personal injuries. At trial, plaintiff testified he did not notice whether the puddled milk was fresh or odorous, warm or cold. He could not present evidence showing how long the milk had been on the floor. The Store closed 10 years later in 2011.[1]

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