Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsHarris, CE, Pritchard, MS, Rabins, MJ
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsBUSINESS ethics , ENGINEERING , mechanical engineering , product , product liability , public safety , safety
AbstractFred is a mechanical engineer who works for Super Mulcher Corporation. This company is currently debating hwo to reduce the legal liability of one of their products, the Model 1 Pulverizer which grinds yard waste into small particles that can be incorporated into the soil. The machine has a powerful engine and a rapidly rotating blade that can easily injure operators if they are not careful. In the past five years, 300 injuries have been reported of people using this machine.
NotesCase from Harris, Charles, Michael Pritchard and Michael Rabins. Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Available from the Wadsworth website.
Abbreviated Case NamePulverizer
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