Dr. Steward was retained in this case to provide a statistical analysis of the relative risk of operating the Hobart pulper machine. This analysis included a review of operating manuals observing the pulper in operation an examination of injury incidents and number of pulper installations and an analysis of government data regarding injury incidents in the service industry. Dr. Steward utilized the industry incident data to provide a statistical analysis of the relative risk of operating the Hobart pulper machine. Based on his findings Dr. Steward was able to compare the rate of injury while operating the Hobart pulper to the rate of injury for industry workers overall and to common everyday activities.