This case involves a construction worker who was injured while using a circular saw on a job site. The plaintiff’s company was contracted by a suburban homeowner to build a large, second-floor deck at a private residence. The plaintiff was tasked with receiving and hammering in the pieces of decking from the others who were cutting the wood for him. The cutting was occurring on the ground level. The plaintiff had been working for the construction company for under two months and was on his second, large-scale project. Also, as his experience was mostly in measurements and helping to place final pieces (after they had been cut), he had no professional experience with the circular saw. While he constructed the deck, located on the second floor of the residence, the plaintiff was handed three pieces of wood which did not fit into the designated areas. Instead of asking for the pieces back to be cut at ground level, the foreman suggested that the plaintiff use the circular saw located near him to cut the pieces. The plaintiff attempted to cut the pieces, but there was no flat surface to rest the wood securely. According to the plaintiff, he struggled to stabilize the wood, and, as a result, he sliced off his index, middle, and ring fingers on his left hand.