Guarding Expert Witnesses

Guarding 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 guarding. The guarding expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accident Reconstruction, Engineering, Forensic Science, Mechanical Engineering, Premises Liability, Products Liability, and Safety.

John H Hamilton, MSME PE

MOUNTAINBURG, Arkansas
Mechanical Engineering, Safety - Guarding, plastics processing equipment, lockout-tagout (LOTO), intellectual property, Industrial accidents, agricultural accidents, on product warnings, machine design, pumping-piping systems,
Mr. Hamilton, is a professional engineer and a full-time faculty member of the University of Arkansas. In this this faculty position he is responsible for teaching undergraduate mechanical engineering courses. Previously Mr. Hamilton worked as a full-time consulting engineer assisting professionals in both industry and the legal community by serving as a consultant and as an expert witness. As an expert, Mr. Hamilton has evaluated hundreds of consumer, industrial and agricultural incidents related to safety, machine guarding and mechanical engineering. He has worked in industry as a manufacturing and plant engineer and has been responsible for the safety of an industrial plant with over 300 employees, where he designed guards and worked extensively with plastic injection molding machines amongst many other industrial safety responsibilities. Mr. Hamilton is devoted to educating the next generation of engineers. He has developed and teaches a senior level Mechanical Engineering co...

Christopher E. Janson, MS, CSP, CHMM Haines, Janson & Associates LLC

St. Louis, Missouri
Safety, Premises Liability - Engineering, Products Liability, Slip, Trip & Fall, Retail Safety, Equipment & Machinery, Human Factors, Slip Resistance, Accident Investigation/Reconstruction, OSHA, Guarding, Failure Analysis, Construction, Industrial & Premises Accidents
Haines, Janson & Associates provides safety and risk management consulting services. Christopher E. Janson, Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM); Certified User of the English XL slip resistance measuring device (CXLT). Mr. Janson has held safety management positions with several Fortune 500 companies. He has also worked with a variety of firms as a consultant for the insurance industry. Mr. Janson is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

John S. Morse, PhD, PE John S. Morse, PE

Brocton, New York
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Ladders, scaffolds, shopping carts, fires & explosions, oil & gas industry, guarding, machine guarding, warnings, heavy trucks, brakes
Investigated over 600 ladder/climbing equipment accidents involving stepladders, fixed ladders, extension ladders, articulated ladders, combination ladders, rolling ladders, and telescoping ladders, folding attic stairways, fixed stairways and scaffolds. Co-authored three publications on ladder safety. Appeared on television three times to discuss shopping cart safety. Investigated fires and explosions, heavy truck accidents, industrial accidents, oil & gas industry, guarding, warnings, and plumbing failures.

Kevin J Elphick, P.E.

Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania
Engineering, Safety - Industrial Engineering, conveyors, material handling, system design, maintenance, inspection & packaging equipment, time studies, cost justification, equipment selection, purchasing and installation, manufacturing, OSHA, distribution centers, In plant logistics, process flow analysis, guarding
14+ years as a Project Engineer for Hillside Metal Products aka Art Metal, Owens-Illinois-, Foster-Forbes and Diamond-Bathurst at various manufacturing facilities. Included in this time is work on several projects containing conveyor (various types), inspection equipment, packaging, and load building equipment. I was responsible for the design, justification, equipment selection purchasing and installation services, installation execution, safety concerns, punch list execution, commissioning, final acceptance and transferring the system to the owner’s operational personnel. 16+ years as the owner of KJE Associates, Inc. an equipment systems and equipment design, build and installation company. . My company worked in a variety of industries. . We supplied new equipment, rebuilt customer supplied equipment and installed new and rebuilt equipment. . Our customers were mostly operating on the continuous 48 states of the United States. In addition we sold products and equipment system...

Johnie P. Spruiell, P.E. Integrity Forensics and Engineering, LLC

Sanger, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Forensic Science - Electrical Engineering, Energy, Equipment & Machinery, Failure Analysis, Fire, Laboratories & Testing, Oil and Gas, Products Liability, Product, Plumbing, Leak, Warnings & Labels, Guarding, CSST, Gas Explosions, Natural Gas, Propane, LPG, Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness
LICENSURE: -Texas Professional Engineer License #57023 -Colorado Professional Engineer License #24555 -Mississippi Professional Engineer License #17888 -Alabama Professional Engineer License #35693 -North Carolina Professional Engineer License #049314 -South Carolina Professional Engineer License #37169 -Virginia Professional Engineer License #0402061315 -Michigan Professional Engineer License #6201069726 -Minnesota Professional Engineer License #58020 EDUCATION: -BSME, University of Texas at Arlington, 1978 AFFILIATIONS: -MEMBER, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) -SENIOR MEMBER, National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) -MEMBER, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) -MEMBER, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) -MEMBER, Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) -Pi Tau Sigma -Tau Beta Pi PRIMARY AREAS OF EXPERTISE: -Fire and Explosion Analysis Fuel Gas Fires and Explosions Residential, Commercial, Ind...