This case involves a worker in a steel mill in upstate New York who was seriously injured by die cutting equipment while at work. The equipment pinned the man’s hand under nearly one thousand pounds of weight, effectively destroying his ability to use his hand permanently. Despite a number of reconstructive surgeries and intensive medical intervention, it has been noted that the man’s condition has not improved. A few weeks after the accident, the man was fired from the steel mill, which allegedly claimed they would sacrifice employee retention for immediately healthy construction workers. It was alleged that he had been wrongfully terminated, and due to the extensive nature of his injuries will likely be unable to work for the rest of his life.