Hazmat Transportation Safety Expert 107648 TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years experience specializing in railroads and HAZMAT transportation and safety. My expertise includes: tank car loading and unloading operations; tank car mechanical inspections and evaluations; transportation of hazardous materials; toxic vapors; railroad main line and yard switching operations; safety consulting; accident investigation; Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) hazardous materials regulations; toxicity; rail car fleet inspections; rail operations; railroad commodity liability; and railroad injury. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Defective equipment and safety appliances; Injury by hazardous vapors from leaking tank car of hazardous materials; Injury by freight care brake shoe in violation of operating rules; Accident injury in a carrier train yard where yardmaster failed to follow SOPs and compliance with safety rules; Fumes from burning and overheated locomotive batteries resulted in injury; Eduction line closure cap blew off resulting in injury by sulfuric acid; Negligent placement of tank car material resulting in contamination of kosher material; Toxic torts; Railroad commodity liability.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Classification of hazardous material in compliance with regulations; Train derailment accident investigation; Several train accidents and head-on-collisions accident investigations; Development of training seminars for regional staff of federal and state inspectors.


M.S.Safety ManagementMarshall University Huntington
B.S.Business AdministrationWest Virginia State Institute

Licenses Certifications

Awards & Affiliation

Award for planning the joint hazardous materials agency initiative for U.S. Customs
Who's Who in the United States
Superior Achievement Award for Action to Prevent Injury at a Chemical Incident
Award for handling the national mayors' conference in Boise

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases