David R Decker Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Becket Training & Consulting
  • Phone: 610-299-5534
  • Cell: 610-299-5534
  • Fax: 610-892-1121
  • Website: CraneTrainingExpert.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Construction and Equipment & Machinery

Specialty Focus: Crane accident, rigging accident, crane, rigging, hoist, wire rope, slings, straps, chokers, rigger, boom truck, construction accident, industrial accident

Education: , Widener University

Years in Practice: 40

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 11


Additional Information

Crane and Rigging Management, Training, Development and Delivery, Expert Witness/Litigation Support Career crane and rigging professional with hands on and policy experience. Train, test and certify crane operators, riggers and signalpersons. Develop and deliver safety and technical training. Experienced consultant with 40 years in the crane and rigging industry, including over 20 years of policy experience. Expert witness with plaintiff and defense experience, including depositions and trials. Nuclear crane experience Certifications (Current and Former) NCCCO Certified Rigger NCCCO Accredited Rigger Practical Examiner NCCCO Certified Signalperson NCCCO Accredited Signalperson Practical Examiner NCCCO Certified Overhead Crane Operator NCCCR Accredited Mobile Crane Operator License Examiner NCCCR: Certified Exam Administrator NCCCR: Certified Master Trainer Trico-Lift Trained Rough Terrain Forklift Operator NIASE Certified Mechanic Technical Memberships and Committees American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), member ASME B30 Safety Standards for Cableways, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Jacks and Slings, main committee ASME P30 Planning for the use of Cranes, main committee member ASME B30.9 Slings, subcommittee member ASME B30.23 Personnel Lifting Systems, subcommittee member ASME B30.24 Container Cranes, subcommittee member ASME B30.26 Rigging Hardware, subcommittee chair NCCCO Lift Director Management Committee Crane Institute Certification (CIC) Lift Director Exam Committee member Associated Builders and Contractors, member Technical Publications Crane & Rigging Hotline – Article “Protecting Your Synthetic Slings, Protecting Your Life (May 2018) Crane & Rigging Hotline – Article “Understanding the terms Competent, Qualified, Certified and Designated” (July 2015) Crane & Rigging Hotline – Article “Choosing the correct synthetic sling for your lift” (March 2015) Crane Works Magazine - Article “So Your Mobile Crane Won’t Lift The Test Load” (May-June 1998)