Gross Negligence & Product Design Defect
Operator Paralyzed by Earth Scraper with Faulty Transmission and Unsafe Seat Scope Claims by Plaintiff: Gross Negligence-Equipment Design Defect & Marketing Defect-Workplace Maintenance NegligencePlaintiff was operating earth scraper at a construction site when the scraper suddenly and violently began to bounce up and down, causing plaintiff to
Workplace Safety
Welder Died in Explosion at Gas Pipeline Plant Scope Claims by Plaintiff: Workplace-Construction-Explosion-Safety Wrongful Death-Survival Damages-Worker/Workplace Negligence by Non-EmployeeDecedent was a journeyman welder for a contractor, and was performing repairs inside a six-story-high gas-treating tower at a pipeline plant when an explosion oc
Gross Negligence
70-Year Old Pinned Underneath Riding Mower Scope Plaintiff claimed Gross Negligence-Products Liability-Design Defect-Wrongful Death- Survival DamagesDecendent was pinned under the “deck” of a ZRT (Zero Turn Radius Lawn Mower). Deck is the part of the mower that houses the blades. Blades and engine were already turned offCause of death was mechanica
Special Report: Reflective Radiant Barriers - 2009
Special Report: Reflective Radiant Barriers by: Ron Simmons, P.E.; Eric Benstock, P.E.; Rick Bonyata, P.E. and Nestor Camara, C.F.I. Installation of reflective radiant barriers in residential attics around the country is becoming increasingly popular. The driving force behind the trend may well be the advertised savings of 10 to 70 percent on previ
Reflective Radiant Barriers - 2010
In recent decades much of the world (and especially the U.S.) has become very conscious of energy consumption. As a result, many energy saving initiatives and products have been introduced. One of the most successful lines of products has been the reflective radiant barrier materials which are installed in the attic spaces of homes. Available evide
Unusual Behavior of Radiant Barrier Materials in Fire
ABSTRACT This paper will discuss a relatively new product that is becoming very widely used in residential structures and that recently has been discovered to present serious new dangers of fire causation. The paper will specifically focus on the unusual properties and characteristics as well as some most unusual "behaviors" of the product that cre
Enhanced Commercial Accident Reconstruction Capabilities
We have recently enhanced our accident reconstruction capabilities with our newest acquisition of hardware and software, enabling us to provide complete on-site downloads of the ECM data and EDR data contained in most major North American heavy trucks. Modern heavy-duty trucks and buses contain several devices, which may contain data that can be us