Osha Underground Construction Expert 17794 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience in the industrial, heavy construction, petrochemical and mining industries, specializing in safety issues. My additional areas of expertise include steel erection, fall protection, crane and rigging, scaffolding, excavations and heavy equipment. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: accident investigation, safety audits, and both government and private sectors.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: performance of all phases of mining; inspected / maintained steel and wooden shafts; comprehensive, detailed and factual investigation reports; conducted hundreds of interviews and interrogations; worked with prosecuting attorneys; conducted Health and Safety inspections of underground / surface mines, mills, quarries and related plans, and provided mine emergency services; initiated, planned, and reviewed all investigations to determine the present of criminal and/or civil violations or acts of discrimination pursuant to the MSHA; analyzed all aspects of risk management, liability, and workers' compensation insurance coverage; reduced project OSHA recordable, lost time, and lost work day case rate by over 50%; direct health and safety audits, review submittals, preparation of positions and other reports to represent MTA / Safety Dept. in rail transit system meetings.


B.S.Business EducationBlack Hills State University
A.A.Criminal JusticeUniversity of South Dakota
M.S.Criminal Justice ProgramUniversity of South Dakota

Licenses Certifications

Board Certified Safety Professional
World Safety Organization – Certified Safety Executive
and Specialist
Certified Industrial Hygienist
Certified Emergency Medical Technician
Certified Law Enforcement Officer

Awards & Affiliation

Police Officer of the Year
Meritorious Achievement Award
U.S. Department of Labor
Special Achievement Monetary Award
U.S. Department of Labor
Who's Who in Science and Engineering

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Safety Engineers

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases