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Primary Area of Expertise

Forensic Engineering

Expert Witness Profile

Mr. Smith, P.E., is a forensic mechanical engineer/design/safety expert since 1982:

Including Forklift trucks design and testing (past design and test engineer for major lift truck manufacturer), aerial work platform lifts (boom and scissor type), product testing, material handling/lifting/rigging equipment, accident reconstruction, machine guarding, safeguarding, warnings, agricultural and construction equipment, skid steer loaders, stability testing, loading dock safety, consumer products/testing, OSHA citations, codes & standards, standard of care in design, formal risk assessment and hazard analysis.

Member (ANSI B56.1, B56.6) forklift trucks, (ANSI A92.5, A92.6, A92.20, A92.22, A92.24) aerial work platforms booms and scissors types.

Has consulted in over 1000 matters in 49 states, and testified in state and federal courts. Equipped with a testing laboratory and is networked to provide trial exhibits (physical and computer models, animation). Member of ASME, ASSE, NSPE, SAE, UL Standards Technical Panel.

Education & Licenses

Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering
Master of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Registered Professional Engineer