John H Hamilton, MSME PE Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Mechanical Engineering and Safety

Keywords/Search Terms:

OSHA, equipment & machinery, occupational safety, machine guarding, plastics processing equipment, lockout-tagout (LOTO), Injection molding machines, blow molding machines, industrial accidents, thermoformers, product warning, product defect, machine design, pumping-piping systems, patents


BSME , University of Arkansas; MSME , University of Arkansas

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Mr. Hamilton is a highly experienced licensed mechanical engineer. He has 25+ years of teaching experience. He is an experienced expert witness who has testified at over 70 depositions and over 15 trials Mr. Hamilton, is a full-time faculty member of the University of Arkansas. In 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 course entitled “Designing for Safety.” In this class he teaches principles of safe design such as the hierarchy of design, warnings usage, machine guarding and various hazard analysis techniques. He is in charge of senior design projects, where he guides students as they complete design projects to assist local manufacturers. A partial list of items Mr. Hamilton has consulted on are: Agricultural accidents Plastic processing equipment Lockout-tagout (LOTO) Machine guarding Injection molding machines Blow molders Forage blowers Fans Power take off-units (PTO's) Printing presses Sod harvesters ATV steering mechanisms Pressure vessels Riding lawn mowers Emergency stops Pumping/piping systems Industrial saws Automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) Walking working surfaces Food processing equipment Granulators Agricultural machines Agricultural equipment Industrial accidents Machine design Industrial safety Mechanical systems Safety systems