No. 46709.

336 So.2d 80 (1976)

Leon WEST, Individually and As Personal Representative of the Estate of Gwendolyn West, Deceased, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. CATERPILLAR TRACTOR COMPANY, INC., Defendant-Appellant.

Supreme Court of Florida.

July 21, 1976.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert Orseck of Podhurst, Orseck & Parks, Ser & Keyfetz, and Berkell, Strauss & Benjamin, Miami, for plaintiff-appellee.

James S. Usich of the Law Offices of Papy, Levy, Carruthers & Poole, Coral Gables, for defendant-appellant.

James E. Tribble and Mark Hicks of Blackwell, Walker, Gray, Powers, Flick & Hoehl, Miami, for Dade County Defense Bar Ass'n, amicus curiae.

William M. Hicks, Miami, for Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, amicus curiae.

ADKINS, Justice.

This case is presented on certificate as authorized by Fla. Stat. § 25.031, F.S.A., and in Rule 4.61, Florida Appellate Rules, 32 F.S.A., from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 504 F.2d 967, in an appeal from a final judgment of the trial court which applied the doctrine of strict liability in a products liability suit.

The court states that:

"A caterpillar grader operated...

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