Case Examples in West Virginia - Construction Safety & Fall Expert Witness

West Virginia Construction Safety & Fall Expert WitnessIn the state of West Virginia, SPA L.L.C.’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 responsibilities of employers related to West Virginia Code § 23-4-2. Disbursement where injury is self-inflicted or intentionally caused by employer; legislative declarations and findings; “deliberate intention” defined. These cases involved construction and non-construction work place settings.
  • 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, bridges, structural steel, equipment, and industrial vehicles.
  • Contact with power lines, electrocutions and injuries caused by charged electrical sources.
  • Struck by work materials from above.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Fall Protection Practices.
  • Confined spaces.
  • Steel erection.
  • Demolition.
  • Concrete forming and general carpentry.
  • Visual perception issues related to accident causation.
  • 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.
  • Scissors and aerial lifts.
  • Machine guarding accidents.
  • Material handling accidents related to cranes, forklifts, rigging equipment, lifting techniques, trucks, and other specialized equipment.
  • Accidents related to industrial and product warnings.
  • Accidents associated with roadwork including workers struck by passenger vehicles.
  • Accidents during trenching and excavation projects.
  • Safe operation of coal vehicles & equipment.
  • Accidents occurring at power plants.