This case involves an accident in a woodshop class. The plaintiff, a seventeen-year-old male, was a student at a large, urban, public school, and he participated in woodshop class. He was told to use a jointer machine, which is a machine that is designed to make a flat surface on one edge of a board. The machine, however, did not have push-pads / push sticks, guarding, or protection. On the day in question, the plaintiff was working on a piece of wood, when he slid the piece too far and injured his fingers. Subsequently, he lost the tips of three fingers (including finger joints/knuckles). Several days later, push sticks and push blocks were purchased and used in the class.