This case involves an individual who was seriously and permanently injured while participating in a blasting procedure at an open-pit copper mine Utah. At the time of the incident in question, the man was operating a large dump truck used to remove ore and rubble from the mine pit. Due to confusion over the timing of the scheduled blast, as well as allegedly improper blast area security protocols, the man was operating the truck in an area that was directly exposed to the effects of the blast. When the blast was set off, the truck was pelted with a large amount of flyrock. As a result of flyrock impact on the truck’s cabin, the man suffered a number of serious physical injuries as well as ongoing psychological damage.