NFPA EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Gas Leak Leads to Fatal Explosion in Apartment Building NFPA Expert Case

Gas Leak Leads to Fatal Explosion in Apartment Building

This case involves an explosion in a small apartment building that killed an elderly female tenant in Arkansas. On the day of the incident, a resident of the building called the utility company regarding a suspected natural gas leak. The utility company fa …

Electrician Suffers Serious Burns in Arc Flash Explosion NFPA Expert Case

Electrician Suffers Serious Burns in Arc Flash Explosion

This case involves an electrician who was severely injured following an arc flash explosion. He was installing a disconnect switch on an energized, 480v bus duct in a large computer data center when the arc flash occurred. He was not given any personal pro …

Child Suffers Life-Altering Burns Due to Negligent Park Safety Protocols NFPA Expert Case

This case involves a child who was burned at a state park mobile home area when she fell into a campfire that had been improperly put out. The campsite was located on a sandy beach on a lake, and a previous group had put out their campfire by burying the  …

Oil and Gas Expert Witness: Operator Error Causes Dangerous Fire NFPA Expert Case

This claim involves a fire accident which occurred on an oil and gas site in Maryland. The pipeline in question was used for natural gas. In efforts to separate non gas liquids (NGLs), an outside contractor was hired to place a stabilizer for removal of a …

Defective Fire Extinguisher Injures Repair Worker NFPA Expert Case

Defective Fire Extinguisher Injures Repair Worker

This case takes place in Indiana and involves the accidental discharge of a heavy duty fire extinguisher system in a commercial kitchen which caused severe injury. The plaintiff was a repair technician who worked with specialized fire suppression systems.  …

SCUBA Incident With Police Officer Causes Inquiry NFPA Expert Case

SCUBA Incident With Police Officer Causes Inquiry

This case involves an injury to a police officer in Harbor Patrol. The plaintiff, a thirty-four-year-old female, worked for NYPD’s Harbor Patrol. While surveying the East River, the plaintiff noticed an emergency which necessitated the use of SCUBA equipme …