This case involves an incident that occurred at a manufacturer of aircraft components in Louisiana. The manufacturer in question regularly receives large shipments of aluminum billets, shipped in racks that stacked on top of each other. The manufacturer uses a fork lift with a hole in one fork tine to drag the racks around the plant. On the date of the incident in question, the plaintiff was working at a molding station with his back to the rest of the factory floor. The plaintiff turned away from the lift at the same time that a forklift carrying aluminum billets was driving past, which immediately applied its breaks. Nevertheless, the pallet of aluminum tipped over onto the plaintiff, causing significant, life-changing injuries.