This case involves a construction worker who was fatally injured while using a defective aerial lift. At the time of the incident, the worker was using the lift to install metal braces of the ceiling of a big box retail store. The plaintiff was working alone, and using a widely available model of aerial lift, when the machine’s lifting switch somehow became stuck in the “up” position. As a result of this malfunction, the lift was raised into the ceiling while the operator was trapped in the basket, fatally crushing him. It was alleged that the lift was designed in such a way that it was possible for the switch to become stuck in the “up” position, directly contributing to this man’s death.