This case takes place in New York and involves a contractor who was electrocuted at a bicycle factory. The plaintiff was contracted to repair machines at the defendant factory, working several years as an electrician for large manufacturers. On this occasion, he was tasked to fix a machine that bends and cuts sections of steel piping to form handlebars. The machine was unable to be shutdown on its own since the shut-off handle was not operational, so machines in the whole area needed to be shut down by a master kill switch. In the process of repairing the machine, the contractor somehow came into contact with a live electrical element, causing severe injuries internally and externally.