Torts Keyed to Dobbs
Knitz v. Minster Machine Co
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Appellant, using the punch press, leaned on the bolster plate in order to move the foot pedal back in place with her foot. In so doing, she activated the foot pedal, and the machine came down on her hand, and amputated two fingers. A button-tripping device, which required two hands, had been disconnected, and the operator did not have a pullback guard attached to her wrists. Plaintiff claimed that the press was inherently defective, and thus dangerous to any user.
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