Machine guarding expert witnesses are experienced with various types of machinery, as the term refers to any type of device or shielding implemented in machinery to prevent potential accidents from occurring. Machine guarding expert consulting is often sought out for cases in which the machine guarding failed or not installed properly, resulting in a workplace accident. Machine guarding expert witnesses may have a background in such areas as industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, occupational and environmental health and safety, machine design, transportation and automotive engineering, safety engineering, construction, biomechanics, and other related disciplines, as each may be at the center of a machine guarding-related lawsuit.
As with any type of incident involving machinery, machine guarding expert witnesses may be asked to evaluate the results of an accident investigation and reconstruction as a means of determining the source of the incident in question. Machine guarding may be the cause of such incidents because of an error made by the engineers and manufacturers, as well as a misuse of machinery by those working within the industrial workplace. Whether it involves conveyors, woodworking machines, or various types of construction equipment, machine guarding must be installed in accordance with codes and compliance and safety regulations.
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