This case involves a female employee of a large contract manufacturing firm who suffered fatal injuries while on the job. On the date of the incident in question, the woman was reviewing the programming of several CNC lathes and milling machines in her capacity as a managing engineer. The woman was in the process of inspecting an active lathe when the work-piece began to rotate at an unusually high rate. The woman was looking at the work-piece through the safety window when the work-piece disintegrated, shooting chunks of metal at a very high speed. One of the chunks of metal was able to pierce the safety screen, at which point it struck the woman in the head, killing her instantly. It was alleged that the CNC machine malfunctioned, due to the fact that the work-piece was able to spin at such a high rate of speed, and the fact that the safety screen failed to prevent the woman’s fatal injuries.