OSHA Workplace Safety Expert Witness 522572

Expertise Description

I have over 60 years' experience in workplace safety. My areas of expertise include OSHA regulations, safety standards; machine guarding; LOTO, Lockout/Tagout, building codes, the safeguarding and use of machine tools, presses, cranes, conveyors, slings, underhung cranes, overhead cranes, mobile cranes, work platforms, electrical installations, and electrical safety-related work practices. I have spent more than 30 years offering courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition as an OSHA workplace safety expert witness.

Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness 528427

Expertise Description

With over 30 years experience in the field of mechanical engineering, I have worked with conveyors and systems, elevators, material lifts, industrial controls, dynamic analysis, animations, forensic engineering, intellectual property, freight lifts, ASME B20.1 Standard, ASME Safety Standards, equipment and machinery, failure analysis, hydraulics, and products liability. I have additional experience with vertical conveyors, shopping cart conveyors (adjacent to escalators), automated car parking systems, custom engineered machinery and systems, machine design, dynamic system analysis and animation (multi-body physics, motion analysis), and finite element analysis. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a mechanical engineering expert witness for more than 5 years.

Conveyor Systems Expert 521856

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in industrial construction with expertise in the design, fabrication, construction, retrofit, component application, start up, belt splicing and general maintenance of bulk material handling conveyors, stationary and mobile conveyors, stackers, reclaimers, ship loaders, crushers, truck live bed systems, metal detectors, vibrating components, magnetic separators, fire protection systems, sampling systems, screens, bucket elevators, belt conveyors, screw conveyors, steep angle conveyors, drag chain conveyors, hoppers, chutes, impacts, screening systems, dust control (wet, dry and vacuum), warehouse conveyor systems, and various road paving equipment. I have also offered my services as an industrial construction and hydraulics systems expert witness.

Fire and Explosion Expert WA 520085

Expertise Description

My career as a Senior Forensic Mechanical Engineer and Fire and Explosion Investigator has spanned over 30 years, specializing in forensic analysis involving HVAC and plumbing systems, including installation errors, manufacturing defects, and construction defects. I have additional expertise in failure analysis for refrigeration systems, machinery and conveyors, maritime property damage and injury incidents, fuel and gas piping, plumbing and fire sprinkler systems, hydraulic systems, and vehicle components, related to property damage, personal injury, and fatality events. I have prior experience as a Fire and Explosion Expert Witness in Washington and have provided clients with consultations and deposition.

Accident Reconstruction 29835

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience with Accident Reconstruction and Safety. My accident and safety expertise includes: Sports and industrial injuries, Vehicular and equipment accidents- all vehicle types, pedestrians, component failures (e.g., brakes); Pedestrian – Slip, trip, fall, stairs, ramps, sidewalks, coefficient of friction; Premises – Building codes, lighting, glass, screens, electronic gates; Industrial & Construction Accidents – ladders, scaffolds, machine guarding, forklifts, construction vehicles, conveyors, belt conveyors, lifts, hoists; Mechanical fasteners – bolts, latches, welds; and Criminal cases – vehicular manslaughter, trade secrets. I have additional expertise in mechanics, applied mechanics, engineering mechanics, and biomechanics. I am experienced with pedestrian surfaces including walkways, stairs, and ramps, as well as slip and fall test methods, standards, and instrumentation. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Warehouse Safety 127970

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as an Industrial Engineer specializing in Distribution and Manufacturing Consulting. My expertise includes safety, warehousing, transportation, material handling, store operation, and manufacturing. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Conveyor 128471

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience specializing in handling, transport, storage and loading of unit and bulk materials by conveyor systems. My expertise includes: design of materials handling systems and conveyors of various types as in: belt conveyors, screw conveyors, roller, slider, overland, pipe, steep angle, screw, drag, bucket elevators and pneumatic. I have additional expertise in specialty mobile machines, (track, rail, and wheel mounted), stackers, reclaimers, snow loaders, mobile screening plants, self-unloading trains and ships, ship unloaders and shiploaders. My design experience includes auxiliary process equipment, truck and rail car loading and unloading systems, thaw sheds, dust collection & suppression systems, feeders, bins, hoppers, scales, mixers, screens, and crushers, all of which have been utilized by the following industries: power, mining and quarrying, aggregate, grain, aluminum, steel, minerals processing, cement, pulp & paper, ports & intermodal terminals, chemical plants, cogeneration of electricity, concrete block and brick, ore heap leaching, refineries, hazardous waste, recycling & composting. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Fire Origin And Cause 128461

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years specializing in Fire Cause and Origin, Accident Reconstruction and Failure Analysis, with an emphasis in industrial and commercial accidents, vehicle accidents, tractor truck accidents and ECM download analysis, product equipment failure analysis. I am a Mechanical Engineer with experience in roof-mounted and package HVAC units in commercial and school buildings. My expertise includes: failure analysis of vehicle, appliances, tools, machinery, equipment, HVAC, industrial, commercial, oil field, marine, residential, piping/piping components/pressure vessel design/failure analysis; ANSI B31.1 & B31.3; ASME Sections I & VIII; slip, trip and fall/building code compliance/ADA compliance/premises liability. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Forensic Engineering 35465

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience using forensic engineering, accident reconstruction, and biomechanics to analyze and reconstruct accidents and to perform biomechanical analysis of injuries. My expertise includes accident reconstruction includes: traffic / vehicular (auto, truck, pedestrian, motorcycle, occupant motion, low speed impacts); slips & falls (friction testing); industrial accidents; and recreational and sports accidents. My additional expertise in biomechanics includes: bone and soft tissue injuries (head, back, neck, and extremities, including disc, rotator cuff, and knee injuries); slip, trip, & fall injuries; automotive, industrial, construction, recreational, sports, and altercation types of injuries. My forensic engineering expertise includes: failure of mechanical equipment; machine components; rotating machinery; power process; belt conveyors; machine guards; forklifts and cranes; garage doors; and heat transfer analysis. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Elevator And Escalator 11155

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience as a elevator inspector. My areas of expertise include: elevator and escalator inspections, related building codes, electrical codes, and accessibility code/law; document and site reviews; failure analysis; insurance claims; maintenance evaluation; field testing; modernization and retrofit; and design. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Mechanical Engineer Expert Witness New Hampshire 367890

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in mechanical engineering with expertise in the design and project management of award-winning products for the medical, aerospace, amusement parks, medium and heavy industry fields. I am a detail-oriented professional with extensive expertise in all aspects of product design, from definition and analysis through conceptual design, drawings, presentations, fabrication and customer satisfaction. I have over 10 years expert witness experience.

Industry, Construction, Heavy Trucking Safety Expert Witness 353399

Expertise Description

I have more than three decades experience as a practicing safety engineer and certified safety professional (CSP) in construction, heavy trucking, and material handling (forklift). I provide safety consulting to law firms, insurance, government agencies and private firms in industry and building trades. Approximately 50% of my practice scope involves construction site accidents, with 50% involves heavy trucking and commercial fleet issues or incidents.

Typical construction cases involve roofing injury, falls from height, open holes and skylights, crushing, struck-by, or caught-in injuries. I frequently review casework involving material handling, crane operations, trucking, and excavation and trenching operations injury. As a practicing rescue responder to government and private firms, I provide consultation, training and recommendations regarding the standard of care for technical rescue. I previously served as a Journeyman Union Carpenter, Teamster, and equipment and crane operator. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a safety engineering expert witness in California, Utah, Nevada, and Louisiana for numerous clients.

Occupational And Environmental Health And Safety 135027

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years’ experience in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety, personal injury and product safety. My expertise includes safety and industrial hygiene, issues of warning, indoor air quality, mold, asbestos, chemical exposure, noise, machine guarding, regulations compliance, human factors, slip and falls, and safe practices. I have prior expert witness experience in eleven states.