MINING EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-314125
This highly qualified mining and MSHA compliance expert has over 20 years of professional experience. He earned his BS in human resources from Geneva College. He is a certified safety professional and an associate in risk management. Additionally, this expert is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Formerly, he has served as the corporate safety director of the Florence Mining Company, and deputy administrator, chief of safety and health, and senior mine ...
Expert Witness: E-132122
This highly qualified engineering expert has extensive experience in his field. For the past 30 years, he has had specific experience in the mining and metal industry, pipeline engineering, and oil hydrocracking, to name a few. He received his BS in aeronautical engineering from the University of London and his MS in materials engineering from American University in Cairo, Egypt. This expert currently has 9 established patents. He has published over 20 journal articles ...
Expert Witness: E-097324
This expert has more than 30 years of experience in academia and industry specifically relating to mine design, planning, and optimization. He earned his undergraduate and masters degrees at Ghana University of Science & Technology, and University of Zambia. He also earned his PhD in mining engineering from the University of Alberta. He is a member of such prestigious societies as the American Society of Civil Engineers and is an advisory council member for the Mine ...
Expert Witness: E-088788
This expert has spent 35+ years in the mining industry, during which reclamation planning/execution has been a focal point. His experience includes mine and reclamation planning, mine and reclamation plan permitting by way of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) under the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), implementation of best mining and reclamation practices, mine closure, and historic/legacy mine remediation. He began his own ...
Expert Witness: E-076734
This Tennessee based expert entered the waste management industry in 1988, joining the old Browning-Ferris Industries as a District Manager of Environmental, Safety and Health for the Nashville District, covering 22,500 square miles. He was responsible for hiring, training, risk management, claims and compliance with OSHA, DOT and EPA regulations. He later became the Director of Solid Waste for the city of Franklin, TN, where he oversaw the conception and completion of a ...
Expert Witness: E-008462
This qualified expert has over 40 years of experience in planing and developing mining operations. He holds a B.S. in Mining Engineering from West Virginia University and is certified as a Safety and MHSA Instructor. Registered as a Professional Engineer in 25 states, he has worked on projects across the U.S. including projects in South America and Kuwait. Altogether, his experience amounts to nearly $2 billion dollars worth of construction projects. He currently works ...
Expert Witness: E-139014
This health and safety professional has more than three decades of experience in industrial hygiene, occupational exposures, safety, and public health. Throughout his career, this expert has personally conducted over a thousand industrial hygiene evaluations for numerous companies in various fields including engineering, mining, manufacturing, oil & gas, healthcare, environmental, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food processing, agriculture, and construction. As a ...
Expert Witness: E-333321
This expert has extensive experience as an independent, privately trained, court qualified & certified forensic document examiner, CFDE and forensic handwriting expert. She has been examining questioned document cases since 2009. This expert earned her BS from East Tennessee State University and holds a certification by the International School of Forensic Document Examination. She is a member of various professional societies in her field, including the Scientific ...

MINING EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Mine Reclamation Expert Opines on Geological Damage MINING Expert Case

Mine Reclamation Expert Opines on Geological Damage

…  over a large portion of land that was leased for surface mining. The landowner was approached by a firm asking for a land lease to perform surface mining. The landowner agreed to the land lease on the condition that stone …

Talc Silicate Allegedly Harms Miners’ Health MINING Expert Case

Talc Silicate Allegedly Harms Miners’ Health

…  lawsuit over health issues sustained by mining workers in talc mines launched an investigation into the mineral and …  typical mines. Allegedly, the health issues arose from the mining of talc that contained asbestos, with numerous workers contracting …  the relationship between the two substances. An expert in mining was therefore required to explain the probability that talc is naturally …

Talc Silicate Allegedly Harms Miners’ Health MINING Expert Case

Talc Silicate Allegedly Harms Miners’ Health

…  lawsuit was filed over health issues sustained by mining workers in talc mines following an investigation into the mineral and …  typical mines. Allegedly, the health issues arose from the mining of talc that contained asbestos, with numerous workers contracting …

Ergonomics Expert Discusses Injuries Caused by Coal Mining Equipment MINING Expert Case

This case involves a man who suffered significant injuries from a roof bolting machine at a coalmine. As part of his job, he drove to and from the locations where he was to bolt or pin the roof of the underground mine. A canopy was attached over the operat …

Exposure to Coal Ash Waste Causes Public Health Emergency MINING Expert Case

Exposure to Coal Ash Waste Causes Public Health Emergency

…  the ASTM C136 methodology, which is specified for determining the dusting potential of aggregate storage piles. In contrast, the …  the particle size of a soil sample for purposes of determining its engineering properties, rather than assessing its dusting …  Test testing methodology was more appropriate for determining the silt content of Coal Ash Waste at Arroyo Barril because it mimics …

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

…  Company (“Defendant” or “Westchester”) to Mon View Mining Corporation (“Mon View”) for fuel cell-powered mining equipment that was destroyed on April 8, 2002. The destruction occurred …