This case involves an offshore platform worker who was working for a company that did work on oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. The worker was flown by helicopter to inspect the fire safety equipment on an oil platform. When the pilot of the helicopter attempted to land, the helicopter’s main rotor struck a boat landing that was stored near the helipad. This caused the helicopter to skid in circles across the helipad. The helicopter momentarily came to rest on the oil platform, then fell into the ocean. The worker floated in the water for two hours and later died of a heart attack while he was being rescued. The family of the worker brought a wrongful death suit against the company that operated the helicopter. A number of expert witnesses specialize in aviation appraisal, aviation safety and aerospace engineering were retained for the case.