Walkup Melodia’s wrongful death team represented the widow and six children of a computer-controlled lathe operator who was killed when a piece of metal that he was machining came free from its high-speed spindle and broke through the viewing port of the CNC lathe. The decedent was struck by the debris and suffered massive head injuries. He was hospitalized for months before finally passing away as a result of a respiratory infection. The Walkup wrongful death team retained experts in the fields of machine design, industrial safety and machine guarding. They proved that a safer alternative design was possible. The recovery included funds to replace the decedent’s lost income as well as a sum to compensate for the loss of care, comfort and society.