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WDVA: Misuse defense not pre-empted by OSHA (access required)

In a workplace-injury suit, an equipment manufacturer had a duty to account for foreseeable misuses of its product, regardless of whether the specific workplace met federal safety standards. Background Plaintiff Corey Stowers was a maintenance worker at a Georgia Pacific plant in Gladys, Virginia. One day, he was working with one of two maintenance groups to re-install ...