FIRE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

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 …

Dangerous Space Heater Ignites Clothing FIRE Expert Case

Dangerous Space Heater Ignites Clothing

…  causing extensive burns on her skin and igniting a small fire behind the bar, causing thousands of dollars of property damage. It is …  and that the injuries and damage caused by the fire was a result of their defective design. An expert in fire causation safety …

Defect Causes ATVs to Catch Fire FIRE Expert Case

Defect Causes ATVs to Catch Fire

…  ATVs that are defective, and therefore, prone to catch fire. It is alleged that the liquid cooling system found on ATVs of this model …

Inadequate Warning on Water Pump Leads to Injuries FIRE Expert Case

Inadequate Warning on Water Pump Leads to Injuries

This case takes place in New York and involves a farmer who was injured while testing a portable irrigation pump. During pressure testing, the pipe was attached to the pumping apparatus and was filled to a few hundred pounds of pressure. At some point duri …