This machine automation case involves an equipment repair worker who was seriously injured while performing tests and maintenance on a piece of machinery in a factory that made packaged foods. The repair worker was employed by an outside company that had been hired by the factory to perform repair and maintenance services on its equipment on a contract basis. The Plaintiff had been on-site for several days, and had been tasked with repairing a packaging machine that sealed items in plastic wrappers. On the day of the accident, the Plaintiff was performing work on the machine, and was using his fingers to make adjustments in the spacing of a few of the machine’s rollers. This was the procedure that the technician had been taught to use during training provided by his company. At some point, his fingers became trapped in the machine and were pulled through a pinch point between two rollers, instantly severing two of the fingers on his left hand while seriously injuring the others. It was later discovered that crucial safety features had been deactivated before the Plaintiff began working on the machine. Plaintiff retained an expert of equipment appraisal for the issue.