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Expertise Description

I have been employed by companies and have owned companies in the business of providing underground construction for the placement of underground utilities and pipelines. My work experience spans over twenty years working directly in the underground industry. My companies have served in both Prime Contractor and Subcontractor capacities. I have held positions and job duties in companies that include but are not limited to: General Laborer, Customer Service Representative, Underground Vault (manhole) Setter, Sales Executive, Area Manager, Project Manager, Estimator, General Manager, Vice President and President. I have extensive knowledge of underground construction, related equipment and have experience in the selection, procurement, utilization, and maintenance of such equipment. A list of equipment includes but is not limited to: Trucks, Heavy Trucks and Trailers, Forklifts, Cranes both track and Truck mounted, Skid steer, Skip Loader, Backhoe, Excavator, Loaders, Compactors, Trenchers, Boring Machines, Horizontal Directional Drills (HDD), Pit Launched Directional Drills, Pneumatic Hammers, and Hydraulic Moles. I have worked and overseen successful projects to install pipeline and conduit for Cable TV, Fiber Optic, Gas, Electric, Water, Sewer, and Storm Drain. Other pipe and conduit installations include, Seawater Return Pipe Lines, Defrosting Pipeline, Hydro Augers and Contaminated Soil Remediation Lines. Under my direction my companies have built and installed Fiber Optic Conduit Networks for inner-city and long haul projects. The projects utilized High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) pipe ranging in size from 1 inch in diameter to 42 inches in diameter. I have served as a consultant in both private and public works and have been retained by cities, engineering firms and law firms. As a consultant, I have provided services such as expert witness, feasibility study, method recommendation, bore plan and design input, specification review, cost estimating, contractor review, project monitoring, document review, and litigation.

Expert 518082 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have owned and been employed by numerous companies for over 20 years in the business of providing underground construction for the placement of underground utilities and pipelines. My companies have served in both Prime Contractor and Subcontractor capacities. My expertise includes working with Underground Construction, Fiber Conduit Placement, Trenchless Construction, and Horizontal Directional Drilling. I have been providing expert witness services for more than 5 years.

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Expertise Description

I have over 40 years’ experience in the field of Occupational Safety and Health with expertise as a Corporate Safety Director for two decades developing health and safety standards in construction and transportation, fleet safety, confined space, hazardous materials, and technical rescue. I am a board-certified safety trainer, and emergency responder knowledgeable in OSHA-DOT-ANSI-NFPA standards. I have testified in cases involving wrongful death, personal injury in construction, gas exploration, and trucking safety and health. I also testify in roofing construction safety cases; I served five years as principal safety engineer for a union roofing association, performing safety audits on commercial-residential roofing, waterproofing projects. My emergency response background includes chief of operations for a technical rescue team serving government agencies and private firms since 1999. My safety engineering background includes heavy civil construction, paving (hot asphalt), building, pipeline, and roofing. My transportation background as a licensed CDL driver, with over 40 years’ experience working in the trucking, charter bus, and construction transportation sector. I have extensive experience in driver safety, safe carriage and loading of construction and roofing materials, military ordnance and cargo, interstate trucking, bulk liquids, passenger transport, and applicable OSHA-DOT-FDA safety regulations, safety best practices, and national safety consensus standards, US and Canada. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a workplace safety expert witness in California, Utah, Nevada and Louisiana for numerous clients. Fluent in Spanish and English, Dual Citizenship (US-Canada).