This case takes place in Texas and involves plaintiff who was connecting steel at a construction site. The steelworker boomed up to the sixth floor in an aerial boom lift supplied by defendant. The plaintiff exited the lift and tied off the stanchion behind him, stood on the moment plate and waited for a piece that weighed 7,000 lbs. The beam came to plaintiff backwards and he attempted to spin it around. He gave a command to the operator in the boom lift to boom up as he did this. According to the plaintiff, he missed the first attempt and spun the piece around again. At that point the beam hit a column and it spun back at him very quickly. Plaintiff could not escape the beams path and was stuck in the head from it as a result. It is alleged that when connecting bolted moments, the area provided longer tag lines. The other defect relates to the improper use of a retractable lanyard. The lanyard locked up when plaintiff tried to move vertically away. It is claimed that the lanyard was not set overhead for the workers on this job.