Case Examples in Pennsylvania - Construction Safety & Fall Expert Witness

IConstruction Safety & Fall Expert Witness Pennsylvanian the state of Pennsylvania, SPA, inc.’s forensic engineering services have involved investigating and analyzing accident events, providing verbal reports, written reports, pre-trial consultations, deposition testimony and/or trial testimony. Examples of these projects include but are not limited to:

  • Employee safety and employer safety responsibilities on multi-employer worksites. Such work sites involve employees, exposing employers, creating employers, correcting employers, and controlling employers.
  • Slip, trip and fall accidents at commercial stores, apartments, shopping malls, etc. visited by the general public. Consumer product warning analyses.

Case Examples Include

  • Fatal and non-fatal falls from buildings, scaffolds (fixed and suspension), ladders, drywall stilts, bridges, structural steel, equipment, industrial vehicles, through hole openings including roofs and skylights.
  • Contact with power lines, electrocutions and injuries caused by charged electrical sources.
  • Falls from industrial vehicles and railroad cars.
  • Material handling accidents related to cranes, forklifts, rigging equipment, lifting techniques, trucks, and other specialized equipment.
  • Practices and procedures involved with the safe loading and proper securing methods of cargo inside of containers and on flatbed trailers both mechanically and manually.
  • Machine guarding accidents.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Fall Protection Practices.
  • Scissors and aerial lifts.
  • Confined spaces.
  • Steel erection.
  • Accidents related to industrial and product warnings.
  • Accidents associated with roadwork including workers struck by passenger vehicles.
  • Accidents during trenching and excavation projects including excavation equipment.
  • Accidents occurring at power plants.
  • Accidents associated with roadwork including workers struck by passenger and commercial vehicles and unsafe road conditions.
  • Accidents associated with processing steel.
  • Trash removal and landfill equipment.
  • Demolition.
  • Concrete forming and general carpentry.
  • Visual perception issues related to accident causation.
  • Explosions during chemical mixing processes.