CRANE EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-063393
This expert has over 35 years experience in the overhead crane industry. He received his BA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He has extensive experience in building, installing, engineering, estimating, selling and servicing overhead bridge cranes. Also, he is a member of several industry committees that wrote the crane specs for the steel industry, written articles and taught professional architects and engineers about the special requirements to be aware ...
Expert Witness: E-080667
This expert has been in the crane industry since 1980. His career began in overhead crane sales, before transitioning to crane manufacturing management. Prior to his current role, he was the CEO of the Professional Crane Division at a crane manufacturer where he oversaw crane design and engineering through final production and sale. He is currently the President of a consultancy specializing in crane production and manufacturing, as well as crane operation safety.
Expert Witness: E-008522
This highly qualified expert has over 39 years of experience in the crane and rigging industry including 22 years of policy experience. He holds various certifications from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators as a Rigger, Signalperson, and Overhead Crane Operator. He previous worked as a crane and rigging specialist for the U.S. Navy where he designed Navy-wide training programs for cranes. He has developed and produced safety training videos ...
Expert Witness: E-367775
This highly qualified fleet management and operations expert has over 20 years of professional experience. He completed his BS from Concordia University. He is a member of various professional organizations including the National Association of Fleet Administrators and the National Truck Equipment Association. He has published nearly 20 articles on trucking and fleet management. Formerly, he has held roles as the southeast region manager of Labrie, as the national ...
Expert Witness: E-112566
This expert is the current CEO of a Mastclimber Company that manufactures and installs mastclimbers on a wide range of buildings from the iconic Empire State Building to Nuclear power plants. He was a former advisor to the New York City Department of Buildings' Cranes and Derricks Division and still sits on the department's advisory board.
Expert Witness: E-059404
This expert received her doctorate from the University of Michigan and worked as an environmental toxicologist for Syracuse Research Corporation, where she did quantitative human health risk assessment for the EPA on a variety of substances including solvents, pesticides and metals. As a certified industrial hygienist, certified professional ergonomist and environmental scientist she continues to apply her knowledge to improve occupational and environmental health.
Expert Witness: E-004874
This highly qualified mechanical engineer earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from City College of New York, his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his PhD from the University of Connecticut. He has been formally trained in a number of engineering disciplines, including accident investigation and labels/warnings/failure to warn instructions. He belongs to a number of highly prestigious societies in the engineering field, including ...
Expert Witness: E-077558
This expert holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from McMaster University ('93) and a Masters from the University of Toronto ('98). From 2000 to 2013 this expert was a managing partner of HITE Engineering Corp. Prior to that he held diverse positions in manufacturing. He is skilled in mechanical design and structural analysis/FEA and fully trained on engineering software packages such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Algor and STAAD/Pro. Early in his career, he began utilizing ...
Expert Witness: E-044385
This highly qualified expert has over 38 years of experience in education, including current work as a Superintendent Search Consultant in the state of California. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Arizona State University, as well as a Doctorate of Education from the University of Arizona. The expert was a Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal before holding one Assistant Superintendent role and then several Superintendent positions. Over a span of 26 years, he ...

CRANE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Loading Dock Accident Kills Forklift Driver CRANE Expert Case

Loading Dock Accident Kills Forklift Driver

…  The accident took place on a loading dock where a crane was lifting concrete slabs. One of the deceased workers was operating a …  was standing on the worksite directing operations. As the crane was placing a slab of concrete down, the slab accidentally slipped and …

Worker Is Killed After Being Thrown From Moving Crane CRANE Expert Case

Worker Is Killed After Being Thrown From Moving Crane

…  case involves a crane accident that occurred while a manlift worker was preparing to hang a …  beam. While the worker was about 50 feet in the air, the crane that had lifted the steel beam tipped over dropping its boom onto the …  from the manlift bucket and was killed instantly. The crane operator claimed that because it had rained heavily the night before, the …

Crane Welder is Killed By Falling Steel Beam CRANE Expert Case

Crane Welder is Killed By Falling Steel Beam

…  case involves the death of a crane welder who was crushed by a steel beam at a crane manufacturer and structural steel facility. The welder was operating an overhead crane by remote control when a steel beam fell and killed him. It was alleged …

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

…  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 accompanying …

Industrial Crane Accident Results in Severe Injuries CRANE Expert Case

Industrial Crane Accident Results in Severe Injuries

…  case involves a crane accident. The plaintiff provided contract work for the defendant manufacturing facility. The facility operated hoists and cranes picking up storage containers up to one ton in weight. The containers …  to another location. In one particular instance, the crane operations malfunctioned and the container partially landed on and …

Cargo Crane Causes Injuries in Shipyard CRANE Expert Case

Cargo Crane Causes Injuries in Shipyard

…  truck as a load was removed from a ship by a large cargo crane. The crane operator inadvertently swung the cargo container at an unsafe height near …

Fatal Accident Occurs on Ship-To-Shore Gantry Crane CRANE Expert Case

Fatal Accident Occurs on Ship-To-Shore Gantry Crane

…  which took place on a ship to shore container gantry crane. Defense counsel requires an inspection to be performed by someone …  baskets, protection from pinch points, etc. on such cranes in the shipping …