This admiralty case takes place in Florida and involves an injury that was sustained while at sea. The plaintiff was injured trying to help bring up several heavy cases of equipment and supplies through a trap door. After placing the cases on the deck near the opened trapdoor the plaintiff accidentally stepped through the open trap door, causing him to fall nearly 10 feet to the deck below. The ship was deployed over navigable waters and was underway when the plaintiff sustained serious injuries to his neck and back. This case required an expert who was familiar with maritime safety, the shipping industry, had relevant safety training, and is knowledgeable of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.