ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-022076
This highly qualified expert has been in the elevator industry for 56 years in a variety of professional capacities. He earned his BA in business administration from Memphis State University and went on to become a licensed and certified elevator inspector. He formerly served as President of of the International Association of Elevator Consultants, and Chairman of the State of Georgia Elevator Safety Advisory Board, in addition to being a professional member of ...
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-059094
This expert has designed and improved over 400 machines for the food, pharmaceutical, electronics, mining, consumer goods and automotive industries. He has led major design projects for Fortune 500 Companies, such as Unilever, Coca-Cola, Nestle, Komatsu, Caterpillar, and Hitachi. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering in Italy, and has gained considerable professional experience in the United States, having recently served as the Chief ...

ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Defective Escalator Prematurely Resumes Service Causing Injuries ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS Expert Case

…  that was injured on an escalator while shopping with her granddaughter. When they arrived at the mall, the escalator at the main entrance …  car, the escalator was back in service. The elderly woman and the granddaughter got on the escalator and the elderly woman’s pants …

Woman Loses Toe In Retail Store Escalator Accident ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS Expert Case

Woman Loses Toe In Retail Store Escalator Accident

…  escalator at a department store. A woman who was wearing sandals was ascending to the third floor of the store. As she was getting off …  woman’s foot to become trapped between the escalator step and the platform. The woman lost a toe as a result of the incident. It was …

Allegedly Insufficient Mall Security Blamed For Escalator Accident ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS Expert Case

…  The children had just come from a sporting equipment store and had purchased a basketball. As the children were running down the …  the man in the back causing him to slip and fall on the escalator. The man suffered lower back and neck injuries from the incident. It was alleged that the mall had …

Elevator Maintenance Expert Discusses Trip and Fall From Misleveled Elevator Cab ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS Expert Case

…  as a custodian. When the elevator doors opened, he tripped and violently fell to the ground as the floor of the elevator stopped below the …  to attend on the day in question for an unknown reason and the elevator remained out of service until one hour prior to the man’s fall …

Architecture Expert Evaluates Fall Caused by Negligent Building Design ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS Expert Case

…  worker who fell through improperly supported flooring and suffered significant injuries. The Plaintiff was working on the …  for a university campus. The building was still skeletal, and was largely a framework of exposed steel beams. On this particular job, …

Repair Worker is Crushed by Elevator ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS Expert Case

Repair Worker is Crushed by Elevator

…  case takes place in Florida and involves a repair worker who died from an elevator shaft accident while performing maintenance duties for the elevators of a large office building. The man, along with a handful of other individuals, was performing routine maintenance of equipment …

Girl’s foot severed after getting caught in escalator ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS Expert Case

Girl’s foot severed after getting caught in escalator

…  her family. The girl was shopping for back-to-school merchandise in a large department store with her family. The girl was wearing …  had first been installed in 1958 and was one of the oldest escalators operating in the state. A machine automation expert was sought to …

Apartment Building Collapses During Lift-Slab Construction Project ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS Expert Case

…  The building was supposed to have 2 parking levels and 8 apartment levels. The building had 2 offset rectangular towers that were …  structural frame of the building was made of steel columns and concrete flat plate floors, and the finished product was meant to have …

Man’s Fingers Crushed in Department Store Elevator ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS Expert Case

Man’s Fingers Crushed in Department Store Elevator

…  As the elevator doors were closing, the man put his hand between the two elevator doors to keep it open. This particular elevator …  prevent the door from closing. As a result of the man’s hand being shut in the elevator, he broke his first, second and third …

Child Loses Toe in Escalator Accident ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS Expert Case

Child Loses Toe in Escalator Accident

…  the escalator to the third floor, the child’s rubber sandal became entrapped between the moving stairs. The sandal pulled the child’s Hallux (big toe) into the gap near the side of the …