Industrial Safety Expert 28192 CA(S)

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.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Fork lift accidents; Man lift accidents; Scissors lift accidents; Conveyer accidents; Trucking accidents; Crane accidents; Industrial accidents; Construction accidents; Industrial machine failures; Construction machine failures; Performance of industrial machines; Machine guarding to prevent accidents; OSHA regulations and OSHA violations; Lock-Out Tag-Out procedures; Manufacturing Engineering and Manufacturing Procedures; Losses due to manufacturing failures or poor performance; Feasibility studies; Evaluation of manufacturing machinery; Plant layout; Time and motion studies.

Consulting Experience

The consulting services include: Investigation of accidents involving fork lifts, man lifts, and scissor lifts; Investigation of accidents involving industrial/manufacturing machinery; Investigation of trucking accidents; Investigation of crane accidents; Investigation of conveyer accidents; Investigation of heavy machinery accidents; Examination of machinery that was involved in an accident to determine possible cause; Writing reports of findings.

Relevant Experiences

I am a registered professional mechanical engineer as well as a registered professional industrial engineer. I have over 8 years of experience working in the shipbuilding industry at a major national company, where I worked on a project to develop safe practices when using hand held grinders. I have designed and built ship’s doors and hatches. I am familiar with the design and operation of pressure vessels.

I am familiar with CALOSHA regulations. I have been working in industrial environments for more than 40 years. I have had many cases that involve CALOSHA regulations. I have also performed inspections of various facilities to determine if there are any CALOSHA violations.

I have many over 45 years of manufacturing experience. As a Registered Professional Engineer I am familiar with the manufacturing processes that are necessary to produce metal baskets that are used in the deep frying. These processes include: cutting, shearing, forming, warping, spot welding, welding, etc. I am also experienced in quality assurance and quality control.

I am familiar with Maquiladora operations.

I am familiar with the use of small cans of refrigerant. I should be able to determine the cause of failure.

I have knowledge of the workings of automated machinery.

I have worked on many cases involving man lifts. I am familiar with the design, maintenance, safety features and safe operation of these machines. I have inspected many of these types of machines.

I have experience with the design and maintenance of large gantry canes, stacker cranes, stacker cranes with magnetic beams and overhead bridge cranes.

As a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in California, I have experience in designing heavy material handling equipment. I also have experience in the operational requirements of heavy material handling equipment.

I have spent most of my professional life as a Design Engineer.

I have a complete understanding of the manufacturing of sheet metal parts. I have worked in aerospace sheet metal manufacturing. As a consultant I have designed a manufacturing facility that produced architectural cover panels.

I understand the manufacturing tolerances as they relate to actually fitting or not fitting when the parts are to be installed. If the panels are out of tolerance they will not fit properly and could cause schedule delays and additional wasted labor costs.

I also understand what manufacturing processes are necessary to produce close tolerance products.

I am very knowledgeable of quality control procedures and how a lack of a good quality control department will allow defective products to be shipped out of the plant to the customer. I am also an expert in Critical Path Scheduling.

I have worked around trucks and forklifts for years.

I have designed many warehouses, including warehouses that store cardboard. I am familiar with warehouse operating methods and procedures. I am knowledgeable of how cardboard is normally stored in warehouses.


BSIndustrial EngineeringUniversity of Texas Arlington

Licenses Certifications

California Professional Industrial Engineer
California Professional Mechanical Engineer
Dupont Safety Training for Supervisors

Awards & Affiliation

Award of Excellence
Best Single Tenant Industrial Building
Building Industry Association
NASSCO Achiever Award

Primary Affiliation

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases