R Kevin Smith P.E., D.F.E., R. K. Smith Engineering Inc.
1539 Chalone Ct. Crown Point, IN 46307
(708) 790-1938 - Alt. Phone: Cell - (708) 790-1938
Primary Area of Expertise
Expert Witness Profile
Mr. Smith, P.E., is a forensic mechanical engineer/design/safety expert since 1982:
I am a board certified Diplomate of Forensic Engineering through the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Including Forklift trucks design and testing (past design and test engineer for major lift truck manufacturer), aerial work platform lifts (boom and scissor type), product testing, material handling/lifting/rigging equipment, accident reconstruction, machine guarding, safeguarding, warnings, agricultural and construction equipment, skid steer loaders, stability testing, loading dock safety, consumer products/testing, OSHA citations, codes & standards, standard of care in design, formal risk assessment and hazard analysis.
Member (ANSI B56.1, B56.6) forklift trucks, (past member of ANSI A92.5, A92.6, A92.20, A92.22, A92.24) aerial work platforms booms and scissors types.
Has consulted in over 1000 matters in 49 states, and testified in state and federal courts. Equipped with a testing laboratory and is networked to provide trial exhibits (physical and computer models, animation). Member of ASME, ASSE, NSPE, SAE, UL Standards Technical Panel.
Education & Licenses
Master of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Illinois Institute of Technology
Registered Professional Engineer (active licenses in Illinois and Indiana)
Board Certified Diplomate of Forensic Engineering, National Academy of Forensic Engineers