MATERIAL HANDLING EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-039298
This highly qualified expert has over 40 years of experience in metallurgy and metallurgical failure analysis, with expertise in metallurgical engineering, failure analysis, materials solutions, welding and corrosion consulting in stainless steel, aluminum alloys, copper-based alloys, titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys, and high alloys. He earned his BS in metallurgical engineering from California Polytechnic State University. This expert is a registered professional ...
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-082577
This medical toxicologist is a fellow of the American College of Medical Toxicology and an adjunct associate professor of Toxicology at a respected Florida college of public health. In addition to an MD obtained in Mexico, he earned his doctorate in Toxicology from the University of Minnesota, with a Master's degree in Public Health from the University of Texas at Houston. He was a Poison Specialist Certified with the American Association of Poison Control Centers for ...
Expert Witness: E-294585
This highly qualified, seasoned stone professional has over 30 years of experience in the stone industry. His skills include geology and stone identification, material sourcing, handling and transporting of fabricated stone, international business, OSHA compliance, business administration and management, as stone forensics. He received his BA from Syracuse University and is an accredited fabricator by the National Stone Institute. He is a member of the National Stone ...
Expert Witness: E-009353
This highly qualified hazardous materials transportation expert earned his BS in Industrial Engineering, his MS in Engineering Management, and his PhD from Kennedy Western University. This expert has been involved in the development and implementation of hazardous materials safety regulations for more than 30 years and has been responsible for a broad range of domestic and international hazardous materials safety efforts. He has served as the chairman of the UN ...
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-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-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-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-067388
This maritime safety and security expert spent 38 years working for the Horizon Lines / CSX Lines / Sea-Land Service entity, most recently serving as the Director of Marine Services from 1995 until 2013. In this position, he was responsible for vessel safety and security, crew management, and operations oversight. He launched an emergency response system during his tenure and also implemented new safety processes on all vessels. The expert has represented US interests at ...
Expert Witness: E-052274
This expert is a Professional Engineer and possesses over 30 years of engineering experience. He specializes in Failure Analysis, Metallurgical Testing, Fatigue Testing, Welding and Brazing Qualification. Prior to founding his current professional engineering consulting firm, he was the successful owner of a mechanical testing laboratory in Cincinnati, OH. This firm was a mechanical & metallurgical testing laboratory, handling clients from the Aerospace, Medical, ...

MATERIAL HANDLING EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Inappropriate Material Handling Procedures Lead to Significant Injuries MATERIAL HANDLING Expert Case

This case involves an incident that occurred at a manufacturer of aircraft components in Louisiana. The manufacturer in question regularly receives large shipments of aluminum billets, shipped in racks that stacked on top of each other. The manufacturer us …

Construction Worker Suffers Fatal Accident Due to Poorly Maintained Equipment MATERIAL HANDLING Expert Case

This case involves a construction worker in New Mexico who was fatally injured by a skid steer loader that he was operating. At the time of the incident in question, the man was using the loader to move dirt around a construction site. At some point, the l …

Industrial Crane Accident Results in Severe Injuries MATERIAL HANDLING Expert Case

Industrial Crane Accident Results in Severe Injuries

This case involves a crane accident. The plaintiff provided contract work for the defendant manufacturing facility. The facility operated hoists and cranes picking up storage containers up to one ton in weight. The containers are maneuvered onto a tram tha …

Warehouse Employee Struck by Distracted Forklift Operator MATERIAL HANDLING Expert Case

Warehouse Employee Struck by Distracted Forklift Operator

This case involves a worker in a large warehouse operated by an online retailer who was seriously injured in a forklift accident. At the time of the incident in question, the Plaintiff was assisting with an inventory check and was walking in an aisle betwe …

Truck Operator is Killed by Dangerous Equipment MATERIAL HANDLING Expert Case

Truck Operator is Killed by Dangerous Equipment

…  and involves the owner of a flatbed truck equipped with a material handling system. The material handling system was added after the chassis of …

Backhoe Tips Over, Severely Injures Worker MATERIAL HANDLING Expert Case

Backhoe Tips Over, Severely Injures Worker

This case takes place in Pennsylvania and involves an individual who was injured when the backhoe he was operating tipped over on an incline at a work site. Allegedly, the general contractor was using the machine in a reckless manner, and had not taken su …

Forklift Accident Permanently Injures Big-Box Retail Worker MATERIAL HANDLING Expert Case

This case takes place in Illinois and involves an incident where a male employee was severely injured after being hit by the fork of a forklift at a big-box retailer. The plaintiff was unloading a delivery when another employee drove the forklift into h …

Worker is Injured by Unsecured Shelving in Retail Store MATERIAL HANDLING Expert Case

This case involves a woman who was injured while painting the walls of a retail store in Montana. Her company was hired as a sub-contractor to paint the store, which was undergoing extensive renovations. While the plaintiff was painting the store, several  …

Retail Store Shelving Collapses on Sub-Contracted Painter MATERIAL HANDLING Expert Case

Retail Store Shelving Collapses on Sub-Contracted Painter

This case involves a man who was injured while painting the walls of a self-described “sustainable urban lifestyle” retail store. He and his company had been hired as a sub-contractor to paint the store, which was undergoing extensive renovations to instal …