Suarez v. Dickmont Plastics Corp (1997)

In Suarez v. Dickmont Plastics Corp., 242 Conn. 255, 257-58, 698 A.2d 838 (1997), one of the employer's supervisors intentionally directed a particular employee, on several occasions, to use his bare hands to clean an industrial machine while it was still operating. Id., 260. Nonetheless, the court held that, even though the employer might be found to have created a substantial risk of injury to the employee, the employee could not prevail in the absence of a further showing that "the employer believed the injury was substantially certain to follow the employer's acts or conduct . . . ." Id., 280.