ASTM EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Warning Label Experts Discuss Inadequate Labeling on Small Electronics ASTM Expert Case

This case involves a mother in Mississippi who bought a package of small, battery powered toys with multicolored LED illumination. The mother distributed the toys to her own children as well as several of their friends during a birthday party at the defen …

Child is Seriously Injured by Playground Equipment ASTM Expert Case

Child is Seriously Injured by Playground Equipment

This case involves a young boy who was seriously injured while playing on his school’s playground in Florida. A few days prior to the incident in question, the boy’s school had completed the construction on a new playground, which contained several pieces  …

Exposure to Coal Ash Waste Causes Public Health Emergency ASTM Expert Case

Exposure to Coal Ash Waste Causes Public Health Emergency

…  by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The Rivera Test followed the Standard Test Method for Particle-Size Analysis of Soils (ASTM D422) and the Little Test employed the Standard Method of Test for Sieve …

Trampoline Netting Fails to Prevent Paralyzing Fall ASTM Expert Case

Trampoline Netting Fails to Prevent Paralyzing Fall

This case involves netting installed around a trampoline that was intended to prevent individuals from sustaining injuries caused by falling off of the trampoline. The man involved in this suit weighed 145 pounds – well within the stated operational limits …

Dangerous Space Heater Ignites Clothing ASTM Expert Case

Dangerous Space Heater Ignites Clothing

This case takes place in Virginia and involves injury from a space heater, which was powered by a small cylinder of propane and was designed for use indoors. The plaintiff in this case was a restaurant owner who was using several of these heaters to heat a …

Inadequate Warning on Water Pump Leads to Injuries ASTM Expert Case

Inadequate Warning on Water Pump Leads to Injuries

This case takes place in New York and involves a farmer who was injured while testing a portable irrigation pump. During pressure testing, the pipe was attached to the pumping apparatus and was filled to a few hundred pounds of pressure. At some point duri …

Man is Killed by Furnace Explosion ASTM Expert Case

Man is Killed by Furnace Explosion

This case takes place in Pennsylvania and involves a man who was killed when working at a natural gas burning power plant. On this occasion, the man was undertaking a routine inspection of the fuel cell-powered furnace and firebox equipment in the plant,  …

Construction Expert Opines on Granite Installation Techniques ASTM Expert Case

This case takes place in Indiana and involves a claim against a general contractor who is being sued by a customer. The general constructor installed a kitchen in the plaintiff’s home and used materials that the homeowner had purchased in advance, which in …

Engineering Expert Witness Discusses Slip and Fall While Mini-Golfing ASTM Expert Case

This case involves a slip-and-fall accident at a mini-golf course. The plaintiff was playing mini-golf at a large course. Twenty minutes prior to the plaintiff’s arrival, it had rained heavily, but no warnings were provided to the plaintiff. Additionally,  …