Expertise DescriptionI have more than 35 years experience in the field of Electrical systems and compliance. My Electrical Specialties include California-High Voltage Electrical Safety Orders; grounding and bonding of electrical systems; OSHA lockout / tagout of hazardous energy; electrical utilities - high voltage contact; bucket truck-high voltage contact; electrical patent infringement; ANSI standards; and construction electrical safety. My additional areas of expertise as a electrical inspector include inspection, investigation, electrocution investigation, fact-finding reports, visual exhibits, deposition, deposition and trial testimony for electrically-caused damage injury or death, contracting high voltage electrical products, security systems, electrical codes, electrical construction, electric shock, electrical design, sliding glass doors, electrical fires, industrial equipment, lighting, lightning strikes, electric motors, electrical products, static electricity fires, electrical utility, utility poles, safety codes, warning labels, and wiring insulation. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: accidental death involving improper wiring of neutrals and grounding wires; National Electrical Code requirements; National Electrical Safety Code requirements; product liability; automatic hospital door installation / operation; delivery truck driver coming into contact with a high voltage line, severe injury by electrocution; comparative analysis of a fire-destroyed wall heater in a residential fire; metal extension ladder accident, involving a high voltage line; explosion of main electrical distribution panel-board, severely injured maintenance man; sub-standard electrical installation on electrical construction of condominiums; pole climbing accident; lighting fixture fell from the ceiling resulting in severe injury; failure analysis of power surges at mobile home parts; defective main power plugs improperly grounded; mis-wiring of an addition to the back of an existing home.
My consulting services include: Commercial, industrial, and residential electrical work, including electrical accident investigations, site inspections, research and reviewing of codes and manufacturer specifications, and more; Electrical installation and maintenance of high and low voltage circuits, security alarms, and access controls.
I have experience with a company that works on cell towers. Also I troubleshooted and repaired encrypted wireless communications at a regional airport and for TSA at the airport for over 10 years. I was in charge of installing antennas that relayed wireless signals from the main communications center to the control tower at the airport, a one-mile distance. I had to submit estimates on installation and repair of these systems to my supervisor for approval.
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Awards & Affiliation
National Electrical Manufactures Association
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases