FORKLIFT EXPERT WITNESSES

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-008619
This expert currently owns and manages a national business which specializes in training forklift operators and trainers. He is also an active trainer who trains on a regular basis. Unlike many forklift experts, who may have trained small numbers of operators and no trainers, this expert has trained many thousands of operators and trainers across a variety of industries. He has also investigated hundreds of forklift accidents, including many serious injuries and a ...
Expert Witness: E-008406
This highly qualified expert has over 35 years of experience in providing safety training for forklift use. Certified as a Forklift Instructor by the National Safety Council and as an OSHA Authorized General Industry Trainer, his expertise includes various warehouse systems and industrial truck classes 1-7 including electric forklifts, pallet jacks, and tug tractors. He has authored two publications on lift truck and forklift safety training. He also created ...
Expert Witness: E-008086
This expert has been working with supermarket inventory for over 15 years. He worked as an Inventory Controller for Save-A-Lot for a number of years, where he was responsible for daily monitoring and maintenance of inventory adjustments, shipping, and receiving, and he was also a member of the Safety Committee. Currently, this expert is a Shift Manager at a major food warehouse, overseeing day to day warehouse operations including supervision, shipping, receiving, and ...
Expert Witness: E-008045
This expert has been working with Material Handling Equipment for nearly 40 years. He began his career at Brodie, Inc., which offers a complete line of material handling, industrial and warehousing equipment. He then worked for Clarklift of St. Louis, conducting safety training and service training classes for the use of machinery such as forklifts and pallet jacks. Prior to retirement this expert was the Manager of Facilities, Distribution and Manufacturing at Schnucks ...
Expert Witness: E-008478
This qualified expert has over 20 years of experience in machinery industry, including cranes and rigging. His past experience include various sales positions for machinery companies such as Southway Crane and Rigging where he was responsible for evaluating jobs for crane and rigging projects as well as coordinating work. At DAL Industries, he managed sales and rentals of machinery and equipment including Versa-Lift Forklifts. He currently works as Sales Manager at a ...
Expert Witness: E-000844
This expert has published extensively in magazines, in-house journals, and textbooks. He is a participating member of numerous societies. He has over 40 years personal experience in management, consulting and expert services in the fields of design, manufacturing, testing of hydraulic, pneumatic and electro-mechanical lifting and load bearing machines, equipment and devices: industry experience including automotive, construction, industrial, material handling, ...
Expert Witness: E-008527
This qualified expert has more than 20 years of experience in safety compliance with more than 10 years in managing supermarket and retail location safety. He previously worked at Winn-Dixie Stores as a District Manager and Division Safety Director. He holds several certifications from various associations including the National Association of Safety Professionals and the National Safety Council in Principles of Occupational Safety & Health. He was also formerly acted as ...
Expert Witness: E-006606
This highly qualified expert holds both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina where he was summa cum laude. He is a Certified Plant Engineer and a Certified Training Instructor for Aerial Work Platforms and Rough-Terrain Forklifts. He was enlisted in the United States Navy for 12 years where he was responsible for operating, repairing, and managing nuclear power plants and personnel. He has also served as ...

FORKLIFT EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Loading Dock Accident Kills Forklift Driver FORKLIFT Expert Case

Loading Dock Accident Kills Forklift Driver

…  slabs. One of the deceased workers was operating a forklift and the other was standing on the worksite directing operations. As …  that the worksite violated OSHA safety protocols regarding forklift use by allowing the driver and the operations manager to be in such …

Forklift Design Flaw Allegedly Causes Fatal Accident On Movie Set FORKLIFT Expert Case

…  case involves a fatal forklift accident that occurred in a movie studio. During preproduction, the …  several crew members had received training in forklift operation. During construction, various forklifts were used to carry the materials across the studio space. On the day …

Insufficiently Trained Forklift Driver Causes Fatal Accident FORKLIFT Expert Case

…  case involves a fatal forklift accident in an industrial storage warehouse. The forklift driver was driving in an unsafe manner while unloading storage crates at a distribution center. The forklift driver backed up into the plaintiff loader and knocked him to the …

Forklift Driver Without OSHA Training Causes Fatal Accident FORKLIFT Expert Case

Forklift Driver Without OSHA Training Causes Fatal Accident

…  floor of the building, which did not have windows yet. A forklift was used from the ground floor to lift up a toolbox to the manager …  for the toolbox, and fell three stories to his death. The forklift driver was later cited for not being trained to properly operate a …

Forklift Alarm Design Blamed For Fatal Warehouse Accident FORKLIFT Expert Case

…  case involves a forklift driver in a warehouse who reversed into another worker in close proximity killing him. The forklift was equipped with a backup alarm which emits a blaring sound like a …  and ultimately contributing to the accident. An expert in forklift design was sought to determine if the placement of the backup alarm …

Forklift Operations Expert Opines on Fatal Accident During Material Delivery FORKLIFT Expert Case

…  case involves an injury that occurred while a forklift operator was unloading materials for a large manufacturer of …  firm approached the other side of the trailer with a forklift. Unaware of the fact the the driver was working on the other side of the trailer, the forklift operator attempted to remove material from the flatbed. However, the …