Cases have included:


Product Liability

Design, manufacturing and marketing defects, involving damage, injury or fatality.


Go cart nip point fatality, washing machine amputation, amputations in punch presses, hydro-pneumatic tank explosion, agricultural truck amputation, airport conveyors, biscuit cutter, amusement rides, water-jet fatality, slips & trips, lead rope snap, exercise machine failures and injuries, document burn injuries, folding chair collapse, concrete anchor system, nail gun injury, prosthesis bolt failure, steam iron electrocution, pool light burn, design of warnings and instructions, ATV rollover, automotive failures and crash related phenomena, measurement of ECDs (TASER®).

Equipment Failures

Proximal cause of failure with contributing factors.


Farm equipment, failed engines, mining conveyors, power plant systems, belt conveyors, potato processing system, sewer line, tire shredder processing analysis, failed brake die, failed conveyor bearing, RV axle repair failure, trailer suspension system failure, trailer separation, dump truck telescoping cylinder failure, brake system, headlight filament analysis, service station gasoline tank leak, bicycle tube failures, Tub Grinder track defect, hay press system dual amputation, hay press system hydraulic system, Steam Turbine Generator building fire C&O, Heat Exchanger System failure, Potato Piler Hydraulics, Tub Grinder Fire.

Human Factors, Visibility, Ergonomics, and General Research Issues

Product usability, warnings, instructions perception reaction time, visibility conspicuity issues.


Highway visibility, night visibility, bicycle accidents, Plant OSHA Safety Analysis, Human Factors and Safety Analysis of Peroxide Facility, Five part plant wide Ergonomics Program, Skier tree hit fatality, ECD Warnings development (TASER®) , ECD Warnings, Dual fatality auto pedestrian crash (criminal).

Construction, OSHA, and Safety Engineering.

Regulatory and safety issues


Falling loads, construction crushing accident, tank cleanout confined space injury, ladder falls, construction claims, compactor fatality, roof collapse fatality, forklift fatality, Lock Out Tag Out Failure, falling object, 13.8KV Arc Flash,  19.9KV Arc Flash Irrigation Pipe.