EXPLOSION EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-495464
This qualified expert has over 35 years of experience in fire and explosion investigation. He earned his BS in justice studies at Arizona State University. He also completed a fire pattern certificate course through the Public Agency Training Council. He is certified as a fire and explosion investigator, a vehicle fire investigator, a fire investigator, and a fire investigation instructor. He is active in his field as a member of the Arizona Burn Foundation. He has also ...
Expert Witness: E-062791
This expert is currently a fire and explosion investigator and analyst at a top forensic firm in the Southeast. He is a highly qualified fire and explosion expert and has extensive credentials, including: multiple certifications, fire and explosion research, many published articles and papers, presentations, teaching, years of experience including hundreds of fire and explosion investigations, analyses, and testimony on numerous cases.
Expert Witness: E-154167
This expert served in the US Navy as an explosive ordnance disposal technician, retiring after 15 years as a platoon chief. He has been deployed multiple times to the Horn of Africa, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and has extensive experience with weapon technical intelligence and counter-IED analysis. Since 2011, he has been working for JIDO contractors. In his current role, he is the primary adviser to the commander and staff on all C-IED efforts.
Expert Witness: E-014523
This highly qualified expert has an investigative background having served in Law Enforcement (State & Federal), Fire Service, Fire & Arson Investigation, Emergency Medical, Search & Rescue and Criminal Investigation fields. He formerly was a Police Officer, a Federal Law Enforcement Officer and a Firefighter who specialized in fire, arson and explosion investigation. He currently owns and operates an Indoor Environmental Consulting company in AK that specializes in the ...
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-071724
This expert specializes in electrical engineering issues, and has performed numerous investigations into fires caused/allegedly caused by electrical issues. His experience includes evaluation of electronics products and their failure modes to determine whether they adhered to relevant safety standards, including those established by Underwriters Laboratories and the Canadian Standards Association. He has also evaluated products and components for structural wiring ...
Expert Witness: E-062647
This licensed Professional Engineer currently works as a Chemical/Mechanical Forensic Engineer for a multi-disciplined engineering and investigation company. Provides forensic and technical services to attorneys, insurance companies, independent adjusters, restoration companies, contractors, municipalities, and individuals towards the resolution of claims or litigation. Areas of Expertise: Chemical process design, mechanical equipment applications and safety controls, ...
Expert Witness: E-062835
This licensed engineer earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri and is a certified fire & explosion investigator. He has held a number of electrical engineering and products safety positions throughout his career, specializing in EE, product development, technical management, design verification, advanced troubleshooting, and failure analysis. This expert is currently a Senior Professional Engineer at a private Engineering consultancy.
Expert Witness: E-004606
This expert has over 40 years of experience in engineering and construction, with more than 35 years of experience in the field of natural gas and propane incidents, pipeline construction and operation, and water and sewer systems. He is currently the president of a reputable forensic engineering and failure analysis company. His primary areas of expertise include residential, commercial and industrial natural gas and LP gas fires, explosions and carbon monoxide ...

EXPLOSION EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Hazardous Work Conditions Allegedly Lead To Foreman’s Death EXPLOSION Expert Case

This case involves a foreman who was killed in an unsafe work environment. The foreman was working on a sewer pipe when an inflatable plug exploded and struck him in the face. The foreman was rendered unconscious from the blow and suffered significant cra …

Yacht Explodes Following Negligent Inspection EXPLOSION Expert Case

Yacht Explodes Following Negligent Inspection

…  employee. Once the jump box was hooked up, there was an explosion. It was alleged that there was a cracked fuel line in the boat that …

Design Flaw Allegedly Causes Industrial Tank Explosion EXPLOSION Expert Case

Design Flaw Allegedly Causes Industrial Tank Explosion

This case involves a man that was killed after being hit with boiling, acidic liquid. The man was draining an industrial-sized storage tank when a plug broke loose. The resulting pressure caused a stream of boiling hot liquid to shoot out. The plaintiff wa …

E-Cigarette Explosion Causes Severe Burn Injury EXPLOSION Expert Case

E-Cigarette Explosion Causes Severe Burn Injury

…  case involves the unprompted explosion of an E-cigarette. A man who was walking outside in August with his …  in the E-cigarette’s lithium ion batteries caused the explosion and subsequent …

Exposed Natural Gas Meter Causes Fatal Explosion EXPLOSION Expert Case

Exposed Natural Gas Meter Causes Fatal Explosion

…  curb and rammed into the gas meter. The impact caused an explosion. That killed the driver of the ambulance and the patient. An expert …

Poor Industrial Hygiene Causes Chemical Plant Explosion EXPLOSION Expert Case

Poor Industrial Hygiene Causes Chemical Plant Explosion

…  case involves several explosions that occurred at a chemical plant in Michigan. A dangerous rainstorm …  72 hours of the facility evacuation, there were 2 major explosions. Residents in the nearby area suffered from serious bodily injuries …

Defective Pressure Cooker Causes Severe Burn Injuries EXPLOSION Expert Case

Defective Pressure Cooker Causes Severe Burn Injuries

…  The consumer was hosting a party at the time of the explosion and several people were in the kitchen when the pressure cooker …  caused the release valve to build-up steam leading to the explosion. An expert familiar with the design of these products was sought to …

Substandard Industrial Safety Blamed For Commercial Aircraft Fire EXPLOSION Expert Case

This case involves several pilots that perished in a commercial aircraft fire. The fire occurred at an industrial gas dispensing station. As one of the pilots was dispensing the gas, the pump sparked and caused the plane to catch on fire and explode. F …