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Primary Area of Expertise

Accident Investigation & Failure Analysis

Expert Witness Profile

Forensic Engineering and Failure analysis specializing in: cranes, rigging, aerial devices, liftgate, power gate conveyors, forklifts, scissors lifts, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Experience includes accident reconstruction, equipment reliability, mechanical engineering systems design, failure and risk simulation analysis, maintenance management, equipment mechanical safety, and personnel training, equipment compliance audit. Accomplishments include Lifting Equipment Condition Evaluation, Complex Lift Design and Supervision, Equipment Structural and Mechanical Testing, Detailed Equipment Selection for Operations, Overall Operation Management. Marine boats and barges; hydrostatics, stability and inspection. Regulatory areas include Federal OSHA 1910, 1915, 1918, 1919, 1926, ASME B30 B56 HST series, and State OSHA. Membership; ASME, NSPE, SAE, SNAME, PMI and GARP.

Education & Licenses

BSc Engineering, University of Michigan, MSc Business Administration, Finance, San Diego State University, P.E. California, and Board Certified Diplomate Forensic Engineer, DFE..