MACHINE SAFETY EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-063507
This expert has 38 years experience in Safety Engineering, Loss Prevention & Control, and Accident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis. She has 15 years in OSHA Outreach Training in General Industry and Construction Safety & Health Standards. Additionally, she has consulted with and taught OSHA outreach courses for several State and Federal Agencies, including the Texas Department of Transportation; U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey; U.S. Department ...
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-057665
This engineering expert earned his Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. He is a member of numerous ANSI Standards Committees and various prestigious professional societies. His areas of expertise include; design of factories and production efficiency; product and industrial design and warnings; machine guarding; analysis of safety codes and requirements; ladder design; construction workplace safety; human factors; and failure analysis.
Expert Witness: E-056001
This expert has experience in Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS) operations specializing in developing and revitalizing EHS cultures to meet regulatory, organizational, and employee needs for significant EHS improvements. He is a certified OSHA Technical Institute (OTI) Trainer for General Industry and Construction, and an Adjunct Instructor, Graduate Studies, Public Safety Management at a University in Philadelphia. His specific trainings include: machine guarding, ...
Expert Witness: E-045034
This expert was employed by USDOL/OSHA for 20 years. Following that federal service, he became a self-employed safety consultant in 1992. He is in the 25th year of that practice. He is the author of a textbook on OSHA and safety regulations. More than 350 of his articles, columns, and Q&As have been published in newsletters, magazines, etc. This expert specializes in hazard recognition and abatement, site inspection, accident/incident investigation, and citation ...
Expert Witness: E-029200
This extremely qualified expert has years of experience in human factors, machine design and systems methodologies as they apply to the prevention of injury involving industrial and agricultural equipment. He received his MEA degree from George Washington University and his PhD degree in industrial engineering from West Virginia University. He is a member of multiple professional associations, including the American Society of Safety Engineers and the System Safety ...
Expert Witness: E-011733
This risk management expert worked for 5 years as a Unit Manager at Avis where he was responsible for fleet operations and inventory. He managed 5 rental locations and is highly familiar with the policies and procedure when leasing an automobile. This expert's risk management experience includes positions as corporate risk manager at H.O. Penn Machinery Company and Senior Manager, Risk and Benefit at a retail group. Currently, this expert is the Corporate Risk Manager ...
Expert Witness: E-070096
This well credentialed expert earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University, his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University. He has held academic positions at various levels dating back to the 1980s and currently serves as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Department Head for a leading public research university in Virginia. His areas of engineering ...
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-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-070574
This expert has 15 years experience as a Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified instructor. He is published on all things motorcycling, covering topics such as rider conditioning, motorcycle setup, trip preparation, and travel routes and tips, including interviews with notable motorcycle industry personalities. During the past 40 years, he has competed in, organized, and lead events both on and off pavement to include observed trials, desert racing, endurance rallies, ...

MACHINE SAFETY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Design Flaw Allegedly Causes Industrial Tank Explosion MACHINE SAFETY 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 …

Insufficiently Trained Forklift Driver Causes Fatal Accident MACHINE SAFETY Expert Case

This 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 knocke …

Woman Loses Toe In Retail Store Escalator Accident MACHINE SAFETY Expert Case

Woman Loses Toe In Retail Store Escalator Accident

…  not regularly inspected which lead to a range of potential safety risks. An expert in escalator design and maintenance was sought to …

Crane Welder is Killed By Falling Steel Beam MACHINE SAFETY Expert Case

Crane Welder is Killed By Falling Steel Beam

…  a steel beam fell and killed him. It was alleged that this safety hazard was caused by poor crane maintenance at the facility. It was …

Injection Molding Accident Leads to Amputation MACHINE SAFETY Expert Case

Injection Molding Accident Leads to Amputation

…  who was injured while using a Newbury Injection Molding Machine. She was not properly instructed on any safety precautions or procedures prior to working with the machine. Her employer instructed her to reach into the machine and pick up each …

OSHA Expert Discusses Fatal Rock Crusher Accident at Quarry MACHINE SAFETY Expert Case

OSHA Expert Discusses Fatal Rock Crusher Accident at Quarry

This case involves an individual who was fatally injured when a rock crusher malfunctioned. He was operating a rock crusher while working in the course and scope of his employment at a large rock quarry. While he was operating the rock crusher, an alarm we …

Mine Safety Expert Discusses Negligent Blast Safety Protocols in Flyrock Accident MACHINE SAFETY Expert Case

This case involves an individual who was seriously and permanently injured while participating in a blasting procedure at an open-pit copper mine Utah. At the time of the incident in question, the man was operating a large dump truck used to remove ore  …