The Maine Supreme Judicial Court majority on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s summary judgment order in favor of the University of Maine System, finding that an industrial kitchen mixer does not fall within immunity exceptions relating to “[o]ther machinery or equipment.”

The plaintiff, Eric Badler, was employed as a baker by Sodexo, a company that provides dining services to the University of Maine System. While Badler was working at the Farmington campus in November 2017, he injured his finger while using a university-supplied mixer and a bowl, according to the state high court’s majority opinion.