In this case, a 36 year old Long Island Railroad lineman was attempting to move an extremely heavy reel of cable. The job was usually done with the assistance of a special truck a truck but because of repairs the client was ordered to move the reel manually. The client’s shoulder was injured and he was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff. The client had surgery which resulted in some minor complications. The client resumed his full activities and we were able to resolve the matter to the client’s satisfaction.