Industrial Safety Expert Witness Texas 519609


Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years of experience in the professional practice of engineering in many disciplines and industries. I retired from 30 years in the chemical manufacturing industry, five years in the mining industry, and more than eight years as a consultant. I have consulted both domestically and internationally. I have operated an engineering consulting company with time spent equally between manufacturing consulting and expert witness work. I have provided consultations and deposition for over 5 years as an industrial safety expert witness.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes:

Exploding Wheelbarrow Tire – Lady’s face bones severely broken and damaged.

Valero Boiler Explosion – Provided manufacturing expertise to five attorney firms that represented defendants.

Slip, Trip & Fall – Plaintiff fell from loading dock resulting in severe injury

Slip, Trip & Fall – Plaintiff employee at fast food restaurant fell twice resulting in permanent injury.

Fatality – Plaintiff survivors of employee of loading dock employee claiming employer caused death by heat exhaustion.

Slip, Trip & Fall – Communication tower technician fell 1700 feet to his death.

Slip, Trip & Fall – Woman was severely injured due to slip on mat at casino entrance.

Back Injury – Hospital office door struck woman causing back injuries.

Slip, Trip & Fall – Plaintiff stepped into an uncovered water meter housing. He broke his ankle, followed by amputation, with subsequent death.

Falling Merchandise – Coke stack display fell onto patron of retail warehouse causing permanent injury.

Slip, Trip & Fall – Roofing employee fell 20’ through improper roof opening causing permanent injury and disability.

Product Liability – Glass found in diaper.

Slip, Trip & Fall – Patron tripped over improper floor level change causing permanent injury.

Explosion of oil storage tank – Tank cleaning employee injured during cleaning operation

Improper Signage Installation – Signs at medical facility improperly designed and installed

Product Liability – Patron at nursing home badly and permanently injured due to lifting sling failure


Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes the following services:

Process Safety Management Compliance (OSHA 1910.119) for control of hazardous chemicals

safety management

plant operations

engineering management

capital projects

supply chain management

industrial maintenance

internal audit

consulting engineering

expert witness services


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes:

Chemicals

Petrochemicals

Steel

Aluminum

Electrical power generation

Steam Generation

Oil refining

Oil upstream

Paint manufacturing

Mining

Lumber and wood products

Led countless incident investigations for OSHA recordable injuries, asset damage, and fatal injuries applying Apollo root cause failure analysis process.

Involved extensively in global manufacturing operations implementing world-class improvement initiatives, and process safety management (PSM) compliance.

Currently own and operate a consulting engineering company specializing in Process Safety Management (OSHA 1910.119) compliance, and expert witness services.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology College of Engineering at Oklahoma State University

Licenses Certifications

Texas Board Certified Registered Professional Engineer (PE)
Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP)
Certified Safety Auditor (CSA)

Awards & Affiliation

Chief Executive Officer Award for Outstanding Contribution to success of the business
Key speaker at three Global Engineering symposiums at York University, UK
Key speaker at Australia Engineering Symposium in Sydney, AUS.
du Pont Corporate Award for Materials Management Excellence


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