This case involves the death of a crane welder who was crushed by a steel beam at a crane manufacturer and structural steel facility. The welder was operating an overhead crane by remote control when a steel beam fell and killed him. It was alleged that this safety hazard was caused by poor crane maintenance at the facility. It was also alleged by the facility that the welder had been negligent in his operation of the crane, causing the accident. An expert in crane design and operations was sought to evaluate the crane in question and determine whether or not the facility was liable for the accident.