This case involves a woman in Maryland who died as a result of the injuries she suffered while working as a compressed air piping systems inspector. On the date of the incident in question, the woman went to the defendant facility in her capacity as an agent of the inspection firm she worked for in order to conduct an inspection of the facility’s compressed air distribution system. The woman went to perform her inspection near a pressurized air tank that had an exhaust valve. At one point in her inspection, she was required to exhaust the air contained in the tank using the exhaust valve. When the air was exhausted, a large section of pipe became dislodged and struck the woman in the head, killing her instantly. It was alleged that the piping system was negligently installed by the defendant facility.