Accident Investigation Expert Witnesses

Accident investigation expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on accident investigation. The accident investigation expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accident Reconstruction, Aviation & Aerospace, Construction, Industrial Hygiene, Maritime, Oil and Gas, OSHA, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall, and Transportation.

Stanford R Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC Raising the Standard Consulting Inc.

California
Safety, OSHA - Construction, Mining, Workplace Inspections, Crane, Rigging, EM 385-1-1, First Aid/CPR/AED, General Industry, Accident Investigation, Safety Training, Compliance, Workplace Conditions, Fall Protection, Powered Industrial Trucks, Machine Guarding, Excavation, Trenching, Scaffolds, Multi-Employer
Stanford R. Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC, has over 30 years of experience managing safety and health for various projects. He has been involved with multiple construction safety/OSHA cases as an expert witness. A sampling of the expert witness cases he has been involved with include: • Workplace injury at refinery construction project. • Worker fatally electrocuted during a paving incident. • Construction training and safety standards for power tool injury. Safety and Slip Trip & Fall, EM 385-1-1, OSHA, (SSHO), Competent Person, First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Trainer, Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) designation with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Safety and Health Professional (CSHP) in the State of Hawaii. Construction and General Industry, Accident Investigation, Fall Protection, Forklift, Aerial Lift, Boom Lift, Scissor Lift, Machine Guarding, Amputation, Struck By, Caught Between, Scaffold, Ladder, Roofing Safety, Amputation, Excavation/T...

W. Dan Cerkan Balefire Safety Systems, Inc.

Carlsbad, California
Aviation & Aerospace, Safety - Helicopter, Fixed Wing, Pilot Error, Accident Investigation, Human Factors, Flight Operations, Pilot Training, Aviation Accidents, Crew Resource Management, Maintenance, Utility Aviation Safety, Helicopter Tours, Safety & Operations Audits
Vastly experienced pilot and aviation expert. Involved in over 100 accident investigations, produced numerous client specific safety management systems, consulted on aviation operations, and performed full system audits on fixed wing and rotary wing companies. Retired USMC Officer who served as U.S. Presidential Pilot for George W. Bush (HMX- 1/Marine One). Decorated combat veteran. Multiple Iraq tours including 2004 Battle of Fallujah. Master of Aeronautical Science Degree, dual concentrations in Aviation Safety Systems and Human Factors, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Graduated with Distinction (4.0 GPA). Extensive experience in aviation operations and aircraft maintenance. Dual-rated rotary wing and fixed wing pilot with over 3,700 hours of accident free flight time. Numerous military and civilian flight credentials including ATP rotorcraft, military flight instructor, Crew Resource Management Instructor, and Night Systems Familiarization Instructor to name a few. Ext...

DANIEL L OCONNELL

Redlands, California
Transportation, Accident Reconstruction - Railroad, Railway, Accident Investigation, 49 CFR Part 240, Close Call Reporting - C3RS, Passenger Trains, Commuter Trains, Freight Trains, Train, FRA, Federal Railroad Administration, NTSB, National Transportation Safety Board,
With over 42 years of experience in freight and passenger service as a Brakeman, Switchman, Conductor, and Certified Engineer with the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway and Amtrak, including management expertise in railway incident and accident investigation with the Federal Railroad Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. Daniel offers extensive knowledge in train operations and operating rules interpretation for working transportation employees and labor contractual knowledge for Engineers, Conductors, Brakemen, Switchmen working in yards and railroad in the United States.

Janine McCartney, Ph.D, MBA, CSP, CHST HHC Safety Engineering Services, Inc.//HHC Safety Consulting Services, Corp.

Wilmington, Delaware
Safety, Oil and Gas - Oil & Gas, Pipeline, Electrical, Safety Engineering, Arc Flash/NFPA 70E, OSHA, Accident Investigation, Falls, Equipment, Machinery, Accident Reconstruction, Construction, Industrial Plants, Worker's Compensation, Safety Inspection, Safety Management, Training, Employee, Workplace Safety, Toxic Tort.
Dr. Janine McCartney is a Safety Engineer with designation as a Certified Safety Professional, Construction Safety and Health Technician, Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist, and Certified Safety Instructor (Master's Level). Dr. McCartney has held Management safety positions and a Safety Officer II position with OSHA Consultation. She worked for 11 years in the oil & gas industry and pipeline industry on large multi-state pipeline construction projects and as an exploration geologist (onshore and offshore). Dr. McCartney has taught for Texas A&M-Texas Engineering Extension as Adjunct Faculty and teaches the OSHA 10 and 30 hour General Industry and Construction courses for OTI. Her career spans 40 years. Please see her two podcasts on AM Best about Ghostwriting: What an Expert should never allow and Wrongful Expert Designations: What Claims Examiners should know-April 2022. Awards: 2022-2017 AM Best Service Provider, Editorial Staff of Science of the Total Environment, He...

Paul S Foran Consolidated Maritime Resources LLC

Saint Johns, Florida
Maritime, Safety - Oil tanker, Chemical tanker, Container ship, Bulk Carrier, General Cargo vessel, Loss Control, Accident investigation, Incident investigation, Regulatory violation, Regulatory issue, Cargo contamination, Safety issues, Stability issues, First Responder, Training, Vessel management, Personal injury.
Master Mariner Unlimited Tonnage, Liaison to USCG for emergency response to capsized liftboat SEACOR POWER, Safety Officer for salvage of car carrier MV GOLDEN RAY, OCIMF SIRE Inspector Category 1, Tanker Management Self Assessment 3 (TMSA3) Solutions, Marine Safety Advisor for Petroleum Load and Discharge Operations, Expert witness for maritime litigation, Safety Assessments / ISM Audits for Commercial and U.S. Military Sealift Command vessels, 20+ year’s in command of 15 ships, including tankers, Ro-Ro / Container, and break bulk. Vessel superintendent for Oil / Chemical Tank vessels, STCW certified instructor / assessor, Simulator Training Instructor, USCG Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee Member, ISM Safety, Quality management system development and fleet safety assessments, Development and implementation of multi-agency law enforcement training exercises, Emergency / Incident Response, Training in: HAZMAT, Shipyard Competent Person, Advanced Fire Fighting, Fast Rescue ...

Stanford R Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC Raising the Standard Consulting Inc.

Honolulu, Hawaii
Safety, OSHA - Construction, Mining, Workplace Inspections, Crane, Rigging, EM 385-1-1, First Aid/CPR/AED, General Industry, Accident Investigation, Safety Training, Compliance, Workplace Conditions, Fall Protection, Powered Industrial Trucks, Machine Guarding, Excavation, Trenching, Scaffolds, Multi-Employer
Stanford R. Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC, has over 30 years of experience managing safety and health for various projects. He has been involved with multiple construction safety/OSHA cases as an expert witness. A sampling of the expert witness cases he has been involved with include: • Workplace injury at refinery construction project. • Worker fatally electrocuted during a paving incident. • Construction training and safety standards for power tool injury. Safety and Slip Trip & Fall, EM 385-1-1, OSHA, (SSHO), Competent Person, First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Trainer, Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) designation with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Safety and Health Professional (CSHP) in the State of Hawaii. Construction and General Industry, Accident Investigation, Fall Protection, Forklift, Aerial Lift, Boom Lift, Scissor Lift, Machine Guarding, Amputation, Struck By, Caught Between, Scaffold, Ladder, Roofing Safety, Amputation, Excavation/T...

Bruce Miller, MS, CIH Health & Safety Services, LLC

Idaho Falls, Idaho
Industrial Hygiene, Safety - EEOICP, Hanford, DOE, exposure assessment, dose reconstruction, OSHA, Occupational Safety & Health Administration regulations, compliance, accident investigation, construction, PPE, respirator, OEL, PEL, TLV, engineering controls, water damage, microbial/mold, fall protection
Board-certified industrial hygienist (IH) with more than 35 years of experience in comprehensive health and safety practice specializing in the Department of Energy, Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), and Washington's Hanford Site Exposure Presumptive Law (claims), Occupational Safety and Health Administrative (OSHA) general industry (29 CFR 1910) and construction (29 CFR 1926) compliance, environmental remediation, and construction experience. Contracted as an IH expert for Washington State Attorney General's Office in worker exposure cases and State legislation challenged by the Federal Government in Federal court. Currently serving as IH expert in more than 50 cases involving worker exposures at the DOE Hanford site. Specialized project and legal experience researching, developing expert reports, and testifying in worker retrospective occupational exposure assessments, qualitative agent exposure assessments, radiological dose reconstru...

Daniel S Holmes

Eagle Lake, Minnesota
Accident Reconstruction - Accident investigation, accident reconstruction, air bag, CDR, EDR, time distance, speed, vehicle inspection, bicycle, commercial vehicle, motorcycle crash, pedestrian, scene photography, aerial photography, drone, occupant kinematics, human factors, sight lines, vehicle equipment, tire failure
My name is Daniel Holmes and I am retired from the Minnesota State Patrol with nearly 27 years of experience. While working for the Minnesota State Patrol I reconstructed over 170 serious or fatal crashes. I have also investigated over 1,500 motor vehicle crashes that did not rise to the level of requiring a crash reconstruction. In 2015, I was awarded the Minnesota State Patrol Award of Excellence in Crash Reconstruction for my work. I am A.C.T.A.R. ( National Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction) certified. I am trained as a C.D.R. ( Crash Data Recorder) analyst-technician and have the ability to image and analyze the airbag data from supported vehicles. I am a Forensic Mappist and have the ability to generate scaled diagrams from a scene or use mapping data obtained from Law Enforcement. I am also trained in Occupant Kinematics, and have reconstructed several pedestrian/bicycle accidents along with commercial vehicle crashes. I have a drone license...

Ralph E. Estep, PhD, RN, CIH, CSP Health Systems Safety

East Concord, New York
Industrial Hygiene, Safety - Chemical exposure assessment, Accident Investigation, Slip, trips and falls, Confined space entry, SARS/COVID, Legionella, Asbestos, Mold, Snow Sports injury
I am a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH- ABIH 7042) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP- BCSP 14644) in comprehensive practice. I have over 35 years of experience working with legal counsel providing consultation, deposition or testimony in injury, illness and accident investigation/loss prevention/hazard mitigation and control matters. Industrial Hygiene experience comprises chemical exposure risk assessment, biological exposure risk assessment including Legionella Control and Prevention, bloodborne pathogens, and physical exposure risk assessments including noise and nonionizing radiation. Safety professional experience includes accident investigation including the use of Management Oversight Risk Tree (MORT), Events and Causal Factors Analysis, Barriers Analysis and the application of regulatory and consensus standards. Additionally, I am a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of New York (297371) that adds a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of injury and illness...

Joe DeFranco, CSP Safety Consulting Specialists, Inc.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Safety, OSHA - Construction, General Industry, Equipment & Machinery, Forklifts, Slip, Trip & Fall, Lockout/Tagout, Scaffold, Aerial Lift, Crane, Rigging & Signaling, MSHA, Accident Investigation, Construction Safety, Forklifts, Ladders, Machine Guarding, Dropped Objects, Struck-by, Crush Hazards, Personal Injury
25+ years of experience in construction, industrial and crane safety consulting. Retained in over 40 cases for both OSHA 1926 Construction and OSHA 1910 General Industry. Board Certified Safety Professional since 2001. OSHA 500 course in Construction Safety-Outreach Trainer NCCCO Certified Crane Operator NCCCO Certified Crane Inspector MSHA Certified Instructor Supervisor Training in Accident Reduction Techniques (S.T.A.R.T.) Certified Independent STAR Assessor American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Member Experienced in: -Occupational safety and health policies & standards -Personal injury, catastrophic injury, and fatality cases -Multi-employer worksites -Crane accidents -Crane safety -Mobile and overhead cranes -Rigging & Signalperson -Trenching and excavation -Confined space -MSHA Part 48 & 46 -Contractor safety -Chemical safety including lead, silica, hexavalent chromium, and ammonia safety -Noise -Fall protection -Scaffolding -Forklift, Aerial lift -Accident inves...

Shawn A Pruchnicki, PhD Human Factors Investigation and Education

Columbus, Ohio
Aviation & Aerospace, Safety - Accident investigation, human error, accident causation, airline pilot, jet & airline operations, aircraft safety, airport safety, aircraft operations, flight instructor, flight
Shawn Pruchnicki Ph.D, RPh, ATP, CFII, MEI Shawn currently a professor at The Ohio State University where he teaches aviation safety, human factors, accident investigation and complex aircraft operation for the Department of Aviation. He also serves as the department’s research coordinator. Other teaching responsibilities have included teaching cognitive engineering for the Industrial Systems Engineering Department and clinical toxicology for the College of Pharmacy. Shawn also owns his owes consulting business/company - Human Factors Investigation and Education. Prior to coming to OSU, he flew as a Captain with Comair Airlines (Delta Connection) for 10 years flying the Canadair CL-65 regional jetliner. He has over 4,300 hours of flight time of which 2,900 is turbojet and has a type rating in the CRJ in addition to both ATP multi and commercial single engine cert. He is also a CFI, CFII and MEI and has given approximately 600 hours of flight instruction. Shawn was extensively invo...

Steven D High, MPH, MS, CIH, CSP, ARM, CHST, CXLT High Environmental Health & Safety Consulting Ltd.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Slip Trip & Fall, OSHA - Certified Industrial Hygienist, Safety, Occupational Safety, Chemical Exposure, Public Health, Trenching, Construction Safety, Cranes, Rigging, Accident Investigation, Coefficient of Friction, Slip Resistance, Lockout, Electrical Safety, NFPA 70E, Health Exposure, Noise, Safety Culture, OSHA
Over 30 years in Safety & Health. Authorized Trainer and Instructor-Trainer for the OSHA Training Institute Outreach Education Center in Construction and General Industry. Post-baccalaureate Certificates in Environmental Health & Industrial Hygiene (Johns Hopkins) / Epidemiology & Bio-statistics (Drexel). Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) Emergency Medical Technician - PA (EMT) Certified XL Tribometrist(CXLT)(slip-resistance) Frequent Public Speaker on Safety and Health Issues. Creative approaches and perspectives to cases. Defense and Plaintiff work. Organization Participation and Memberships: Lancaster County Industrial Safety Council (officer positions) American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Member: Consultants’ Division American Industrial Hygiene Association (AHIA): Full Member; Member of the Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Committee American Conference of Governmen...

Patrick J Walsh, CSP Walsh Safety Consulting

Georgetown, Texas
Safety, Construction - OSHA, Personal Injury, Property Damage, Risk Management, Loss Prevention, Accident Investigation

Sandra Whitaker, CSHO Ongoing Safety & Health Advice

Spring Branch, Texas
Safety, OSHA - OSHA Standards, Accident Investigation, Confined Space, Fall Prevention Systems, Haz-Comm, Lockout/Tagout, Machinery/Machine Safeguarding, Materials Handling, Means of Egress, Personal Protective Equipment, Powered Industrial Truck Operations, OSHA Record-keeping, Walking/Working Surfaces
As a US-DOL Occupational Safety and Health expert with over 50 years’ experience in the field, Sandra Whitaker offers expert witness and litigation support for clients located throughout Texas. Ms. Whitaker is a Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) and US-DOL OSHA Approved Trainer. Mrs. Whitaker’s extensive experience, education, and training in the area of US-DOL-OSHA compliance make her uniquely qualified to offer these expert services: • Expert Witness – Deposition and Trial – both plaintiff and defense. • Comprehensive review and interpretation of OSHA 29 CFR 1910 General Industry regulations. • Workplace Injury services including determination of cause, research, opinion and consultation. Services Include: Case File Review; Regulation Research; Written Opinion; Arbitration; Deposition; and/or Trial for either Plaintiff or Defense Attorneys. Experience: Fifty Years in US DOL OSHA compliance in the following industries: Warehouse; Manufacturing; Logistics; Food/Beverage...

Bruce Miller, MS, CIH Health & Safety Services, LLC

Washington
Industrial Hygiene, Safety - EEOICP, Hanford, DOE, exposure assessment, dose reconstruction, OSHA, Occupational Safety & Health Administration regulations, compliance, accident investigation, construction, PPE, respirator, OEL, PEL, TLV, engineering controls, water damage, microbial/mold, fall protection
Board-certified industrial hygienist (IH) with more than 35 years of experience in comprehensive health and safety practice specializing in the Department of Energy, Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), and Washington's Hanford Site Exposure Presumptive Law (claims), Occupational Safety and Health Administrative (OSHA) general industry (29 CFR 1910) and construction (29 CFR 1926) compliance, environmental remediation, and construction experience. Contracted as an IH expert for Washington State Attorney General's Office in worker exposure cases and State legislation challenged by the Federal Government in Federal court. Currently serving as IH expert in more than 50 cases involving worker exposures at the DOE Hanford site. Specialized project and legal experience researching, developing expert reports, and testifying in worker retrospective occupational exposure assessments, qualitative agent exposure assessments, radiological dose reconstru...