Tasked with driving and off-road forklift, an employee of an on-shore oil and gas company drove over a cattle guard which resulted in one of the forks falling off of the boom. The forklift was manufactured by Gehl. When the heavy iron fork hit the guard it bounced up and severely injured the driver’s leg. The injuries required many surgeries and indefinite, possibly permanent, loss of use of the limb. The injured worker filed suit and hired a fork lift expert witness. The Forklift expert witness is very familiar with the functionality and design of the locking mechanism that was supposed to hold the fork onto the boom as well as the maintenance standards and methods for this type of equipment.