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Balcony Collapse Produces Lawsuit Against Negligent Contractor CONSTRUCTION Expert Case

Balcony Collapse Produces Lawsuit Against Negligent Contractor

A building contractor’s maintenance of the supporting joists and erosion control was brought into question after a balcony collapse resulted in the death and injury of multiple individuals. An investigation concluded that the wooden joists supporting the …

Expert Discusses ADA Non-Compliance in Theater Staircase CONSTRUCTION Expert Case

Expert Discusses ADA Non-Compliance in Theater Staircase

This case involves an individual who fell down a staircase in the lobby of a large, historic theater in South Carolina. The top several stairs of the grand staircase in the theater lobby, where the man was standing and fell from, did not have a handrail. B …

Gas Leak Leads to Fatal Explosion in Apartment Building CONSTRUCTION Expert Case

Gas Leak Leads to Fatal Explosion in Apartment Building

This case involves an explosion in a small apartment building that killed an elderly female tenant in Arkansas. On the day of the incident, a resident of the building called the utility company regarding a suspected natural gas leak. The utility company fa …

Construction Expert Witness Opines on Injuries at Unsafe Job Site CONSTRUCTION Expert Case

…  case involves a construction worker in Connecticut who suffered serious injuries after he was partially run over by a construction vehicle while on the job. On the date of the incident in question, the man was working as a surveyor on a construction site for a large office park development. The construction site …

Negligent HVAC Installation Leads to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning CONSTRUCTION Expert Case

This case involves a family in Wisconsin that was had their roof replaced with CertainTeed shingles during the summer months. There was a cap vent on the roof which was removed by the roofing company, replaced, and painted during the roof repair. Several m …

Crane Safety Experts Opine on Fatal Construction Site Accident CONSTRUCTION Expert Case

This case involves an individual in Nebraska who was severely injured when he was crushed between a boom dolly and a crane. Upon purchase of the equipment, it was noted that the dolly portion of the crane lacked adequate breaks, and was sold without the ac …

Construction Management Experts Discuss Heavy Equipment Rollover on Construction Site CONSTRUCTION Expert Case

…  case involves the construction of a water treatment plant in Louisiana. The area where construction was taking place was surrounded by swampland, so transportation of men and materials to and from the construction site was a major issue. Thus, specialized vehicles were used for …