FIRE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Fire Safety Expert Advises on Lack of Smoke Alarms in Fatal Apartment Fire FIRE Expert Case

…  case involves a fire that occurred in a large apartment building in a built-up, urban area. The fire allegedly began in a utility closet in the building’s basement, where …  and clothes dryer laundry machines short-circuited. The fire began to spread to the area around the utility closet, and despite the …

Child Suffers Life-Altering Burns Due to Negligent Park Safety Protocols FIRE Expert Case

…  at a state park mobile home area when she fell into a campfire that had been improperly put out. The campsite was located on a sandy …  on a lake, and a previous group had put out their campfire by burying the hot coals in the sand. At some point, the Plaintiff fell …

Space heater fire kills 2 children FIRE Expert Case

Space heater fire kills 2 children

…  and the children were sleeping, the space heater caught fire and smoke began coming from the children’s bedroom. The woman woke up …  and the children were trapped inside the bedroom where the fire was burning. Several witnesses at the scene saw flames coming out of the …

Fire Causation Expert Witness Comments on Propane Tank Explosion FIRE Expert Case

This case involves a man who suffered severe burns from a propane tank explosion. At the time of the incident in question, the man was attempting to refill a number of propane tanks that were used for outdoor heating at a restaurant he owned. After gettin …

Gas Powered Space Heater Causes Deadly House Fire FIRE Expert Case

Gas Powered Space Heater Causes Deadly House Fire

…  case involves a house fire caused by a gas powered space heater. At the time of the incident in …  that the heater apparently malfunctioned, sparking a fire in the porch area. The fire eventually spread to the rest of his house, which burnt to the ground with …

Defective Water Heater Causes Explosion FIRE Expert Case

Defective Water Heater Causes Explosion

This case takes place in Arizona and involves a residential hot water heater that exploded immediately after installation, causing serious injuries as well as thousands of dollars of property damage. The Plaintiff in this case is a woman and her family, wh …

Defective Toy Design Leads to Multiple Fires FIRE Expert Case

Defective Toy Design Leads to Multiple Fires

…  pack along with motorized components, posed a significant fire hazard while in use and while charging. It was believed that a circuit …  instances, some of which have resulted in building fires and extensive injuries. It is alleged that the circuity contained in …

Insurance Expert Witness Opines on Loss of Mining Equipment FIRE Expert Case

…  Gallatin Fuels, Inc. v. Westchester Fire Ins. Co., 410 F. Supp. 2d 417 (W.D. Pa. 2006) BACKGROUND: …  under an insurance policy issued by Defendant Westchester Fire Insurance Company (“Defendant” or “Westchester”) to Mon View Mining …

Fire Expert Witness’s Testimony Ruled Admissible in Arson Case FIRE Expert Case

…  on the testimony of Chief Daniel Hart of the Millinocket Fire Department, who testified as to his observations upon entering the defendant’s house after a fire had been extinguished by firefighters. After Chief Hart had recounted his …