Accident Reconstruction/Safety Expert 531882

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience as a Safety Specialist with expertise in accident reconstruction, OSHA training, CCO certifications and inspections on cranes, aerial lifts, forklifts, excavators, front end loaders, concrete pump trucks, skid steer loaders & other heavy equipment. I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.

Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness 524701

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years' experience in the field of engineering with an emphasis in mechanical engineering. My expertise includes working with aerial lifts and cranes; water and sewer systems; industrial accident reconstruction; failure analysis; machine safeguarding; products liability; and vehicle mechanical failure. I have provided courtroom testimony, deposition, and consultations as a mechanical engineering expert witness for more than 15 years.

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.

Naval Architecture Expert Witness 523758

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years' experience in naval architecture and marine engineering. My areas of focus include: structural, survey and inspection work associated with shoreside/littoral repair facilities; dry-docks; graving docks; marine rail systems; design of crane systems and lifting plans. In addition, I have experience in the following areas: Syncro-Lifts, hurricane damage, ship strikes, environmental degradation, blowouts, subsea piping system design, inert gas, piping, vapor, gas, hydraulic, compressed air systems, product carriers, bulk carriers, passenger vessels, pleasure craft, high-speed craft, littoral assault craft, and fast catamaran in and offshore. I have spent over 5 years offering consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition as a naval architecture expert witness.

Overhead Crane Safety Expert Witness 520635

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in Overhead Crane Safety with an expertise in operator safety; OSHA compliance; Workman's Compensation issues; lifting accidents; crane runway failures; the profession inspection of mobile, maritime, tower, and overhead cranes; and creating corporate safety programs involving cranes. I have prior experience offering my services as an overhead crane safety expert witness.

Maritime Expert Witness 524260

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years of maritime experience with a focus in marine transportation operations, marine construction contracts, marine construction management, claim analyses; nautical sciences such as navigation, piloting, seamanship, shiphandling, rules of the road, meteorology, vessel stability, and cargo handling. I have additional experience in maritime claims involving bulk carriers, petroleum tankers, cargo vessels, roll on/roll off vessels, passenger vessels, oceanographic research vessels, tugboats/towboats, petroleum and bulk products barges, oil-drilling rigs, crane and dredge barges, offshore supply vessels, ferries, commercial fishing vessels, oil spill response vessels and recreational boating craft from personal watercraft (jet skis) to megayachts. I have provided deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony for more than 25 years as a maritime expert witness.

Industrial Crane Expert Witnesss 506679

Expertise Description

I have over 10 years of experience in industrial controls. I was founder and CTO of a company providing advanced motion control for industrial cranes and robotic material handling systems. In this capacity I architected technologies now well-known for enhancing crane-ease-of-use and safety. These have been adopted by Caterpillar, Cummins, Johnson Controls, GM, Hyundai, Toyota, Ford, Kia, Alcoa, Novelis and other first-tier manufacturers. I have extensive experience in motion control, dynamics, vibration, PLCs, system design, machine vision, and photogrammetry. I am an active lecturer on various mechanical and controls engineering topics including The Design Process, Advanced Motion Control, Mechatronics, and Engineering Intellectual Property. I have presented invited talks at premiere institutions including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Kumoh National University of Technology, the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Hyung Hee University, and others. I have published numerous refereed journal and conference articles pertaining to industrial motion control and human factors in crane control, and hold one patent related to crane control. A second application has been submitted. I am engaged in directing research efforts investigating crane control, motion planning, crane safety systems, and collision avoidance. I have also worked as an industrial crane controls expert witness in Georgia.

Fire Investigation Expert OK 520291

Expertise Description

My career has spanned more than 25 years working with fire service and fire investigating with a particular focus in fire investigation, explosion investigation, hazardous materials management, fire suppression, fire tactics, and ventilation. I have additional expertise in vehicle and equipment fires such as cranes, bulldozers and road building equipment. I have also worked for over two decades as a fire investigation expert witness in Oklahoma by providing deposition, courtroom testimony, and consultations.

Structural Engineering Expert IL 519072

Expertise Description

With over 30 years experience in the civil/structural engineering field, my expertise has been focused on design and construction failures, restoration and renovation of older structures, foundation issues, design deficiencies, basement wall and slab cracking, wall cladding attachment failure (including glazing), beam and slab failure or adverse deflection, and mechanical equipment and piping investigations. I have additional expertise with the design and failure of equipment, including industrial lifting devises, tractor removal, bridge cranes, booms and telescopic cranes. I have also offered my services as a structural engineering expert witness for more than 15 years by providing consultations, as well as deposition and courtroom testimony.

Heavy Equipment Engineering Expert 518054

Expertise Description

I have more than 10 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering. I also have experience as a Professional Engineer, as well as a design engineering for cargo tanks, and have worked as a forklift operator trainer. I have designed and analyzed numerous products including end dump trailers, side dump trailers, pneumatic trailers, tarping systems, insulated aerial lifts, automated refuse trucks, refuse truck safety systems, material handling equipment, patient moving systems, bike racks and numerous custom testing devices. Some of the testing I have performed includes: cycle testing, strength testing, deflection testing, function testing, and different types of destructive and non-destructive testing to acquire the necessary data. I am familiar with patent prosecution and patent litigation and have written multiple provisional patent applications, and specifications for utility patents. I have also created line drawings for multiple patent applications. I have also been involved in patent litigation and performed multiple invalidity and infringement analyses. I have over 5 years of expert witness experience with consultations and deposition.

Failure Analysis Expert 503226

Expertise Description

I have more than 10 years in the fields of Failure Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, and Mechanical Engineering. I have investigated, analyzed, and reconstructed hundreds of accidents across the United States involving vehicles, machines, mechanical systems and industrial equipment. I have also critiqued product infringements within the scope of patent protection. I am a Licensed Professional Engineer and United States Patent Agent. My work is performed in support of litigation, product recalls, insurance investigations, industrial problem solving and intellectual property disputes. I have provided expert testimony in numerous legal jurisdictions and I am a member of several professional organizations. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Occupational Safety Expert 322508

Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years experience in occupational safety. My expertise includes: scaffolds and ladders; occupational law; cranes and rigging; fork lifts; machine guarding; trenching and excavation; construction safety; safety compliance; employee safety; program assessment; OSHA & ANSI; NYS labor laws; and NYS building codes. I have additional expertise in fall protection, compliance assessments, risk management audits, and process evaluations. I have over 10 years expert witness experience.

Construction Safety 128453

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years specializing in construction safety. My expertise includes: cranes, construction equipment accidents, rigging, excavating and trenching, steel, concrete and wood truss erection, slips and falls protection, aerial lifts, mobile and fixed scaffolding, ladders, forklifts, material handling, concrete forming and pouring, confined space, and dump trucks. My additional expertise includes: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A.) regulatory compliance / violations; compliance with construction industry practices; general contractor, subcontractor, and owner responsibility for safety; contractual obligations for safety; construction contract documents; construction agreements and disputes; and construction insurance matters. I have additional experience with construction work zone traffic control; traffic crashes in construction work zones; construction defects; improper construction means and methods; contractor performance and quality assessment; mold, water intrusion, and remediation matters; stress and vibration; vibration damage issues (piling, construction compaction, and crack and damage studies); structure collapses involving bridges, low rise buildings, trenches, and construction works; building and bridge inspection; and slips, trips, and falls. I have prior expert witness experience.

Safety Engineering 96525

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the fields of Safety and Accident Investigation with expertise in safety engineering, accident reconstruction, industrial/construction accident consulting, safety in stamping, assembly (automotive and drive train), machining, plastic (SMC, blow molding, and extrusion molding) plants. My experience includes the following industries: Automotive, Industrial Safety, Construction Safety, Legal, and Military. I also have extensive knowledge in OSHA standards, and contract writing, interpretation, and compliance. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Petroleum Engineering 38952

Expertise Description

I have over 60 years experience in petroleum and natural gas engineering with over 35 years in supervising production, drilling, completion and workover operations for oil companies and drilling contractor on land, inland waters and offshore operations. My experience also includes consulting in oilfield operations, rig, drilling, production, crane operations, and safety. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Industrial Safety 28192

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in industrial and mechanical engineering specializing in the aerospace, nuclear, shipbuilding, and computer industries. My areas of expertise include plant layout, material handling, crane failures, quality control, machine design, construction cost estimating, custom equipment design, and plant relocation. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Heavy Equipment 13010

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic and Job Site Equipment Management in the Heavy Earth Moving Industry. My expertise includes Wrongful Death Accidents, Pavers, Equipment Failure Analysis, Reconstruction of Catastrophic Failures, Equipment Appraisals and Inspections for Insurance Carriers, Banks, and Financial Institutions. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Environmental Safety 426464

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years experience as a Safety, Health, and Environmental professional. My expertise includes Federal / State Regulations and American National Consensus Standards (ANSI), as well as the ability to recommend actions in anticipation of potential impacts on operations. I have additional experience with machinery design and machine safeguarding. I have over 20 years expert witness experience.

Product Failure 462716

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the fields of Product Design and Failure Analysis with expertise in the manufacture of the subject part. I have experience with analyzing the physical stresses that arise in a product under various loading conditions, and in determining if the design is sufficient to survive such loads, and investigating product failures and accidents analysis from a fundamental engineering perspective, often applying finite element analysis. I have provided consulting experience in the energy, construction, industrial, thermal fatigue, medical, transportation, crane failures, marine, commercial, utility and residential industries. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Construction Safety 450712

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years of experience in Construction and Construction Safety with expertise in new construction, demolition, and renovation work for owners, construction managers, general contractors, and steel fabricators, including companies of regional, national, and international stature. I have worked on airports, bridges, casinos, convention centers, convocation centers, distribution centers, hospitals, hotels, manufacturing facilities, office buildings, paper mills, pharmaceutical plants, power plants, prisons, refineries, schools, stores, shopping malls, sports arenas, steel mills, and warehouses. I have experience in jobsite death, change order and claims preparation, the use of slips and falls protection systems and PPE, plus the use of hoisting equipment such as crawler cranes, truck cranes, carry-deck cranes, tower cranes, guy derricks, stiffleg derricks, Chicago booms, gin poles, monkey poles, winch poles, roustabouts, hoisting engines, overhead cranes, and forklifts. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Ship And Marine Safety Engineering 353324

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the field of Mechanical Forensic Engineering specializing in operating and maintaining US Navy ships. My expertise includes analytical and investigative work in a broad range of shipboard and industrial mishaps, equipment failures, crane failures, underwater inspections, crane and rigging accidents, diving life support systems re-entry control, vessel flooding, tag-out / lock-out procedures, industrial environmental health and safety surveys, dry-dock engineering, and explosion analysis. I have prior expert witness experience.

Cranes Operation 20878

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in Crane-related issues. My experience includes crane inspections, forklift, lifting devices, man lifts, fire trucks forklift accidents, crane mechanics, crane failures, inspection and instruction for mobile cranes, tower cranes, derricks, crawler cranes, overhead bridge cranes, floating derricks, and rigging. I have over 10 years expert witness experience.

Scissors Lifts And Excavators 27115

Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years experience in mechanical engineering with a focus on design and failure analysis (failure of bolts and bolted connections to dynamic stability of scissors lifts and excavators to mechanical failure of hydraulic system components to mechanical behavior of industrial equipment), engineering research (detailed studies of the flange stress response, creep behavior of longitudinally welded pipes at high temperature, design of structural supports for a cryogenic superconducting MRI machine, design review of medical implants, dynamic analysis of multistory manufacturing facilities, and frequency analysis of silicon wafer fabrication components), Finite Element Analysis (simple two dimensional linear elastic analysis of pressure vessels to complete three dimensional nonlinear analysis of a bolted engine connecting rod and full contact dynamic analyses of crane clutch components), Accident Reconstruction and Crash worthiness, and Mechanical Testing. I have extensive experience in industrial equipment injuries and failures, including fans and other rotating machinery. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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.

Marine Surveying 318984

Expertise Description

I have over 50 years experience in marine surveying and risk assessment. My areas of expertise include: marine operations in the offshore oil and gas industry; admiralty; accidents involving dock, shipboard, and offshore cranes; anchor-handling, towing, and mooring incidents; swing rope and personnel basket worker transfer accidents; pipeline damage; cargo and cargo container damage; crane failures; hurricane and heavy weather damage; mooring system failures; anchor-handling operational failures; towing system failures; rig moves; mobile offshore drilling units; and collisions. I have prior expert witness experience.