In spite of the points that ElaineP brought out, it still seems to me that there is a basic problem with this whole case. First of all, was a saw with the "flesh detecting" capability available when the saw was purchased? Did the worker feel unsafe working with the saw that was furnished? Did he even attempt to express any feelings of lack of safety to his employer? Somewhere along the line a person has to take some responsibility for his own action or lack of action. Too often we want to "pass the buck" and put the blame on someone/anyone else besides ourselves for what happens or fails to happen. Personally, it seems to me that juries tend to feel like they should give the plaintiff a huge amount of money since the company who is the defendant is a corporation with deep pockets. Nobody stops to realize that that huge cost gets passed on to us all in one way or the other. Huge jury awards went a long way toward wreaking havoc among the general aircraft manufacturers a number of years ago. Hopefully, this American habit of suing everybody over everything will change soon, but I doubt it.
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