Industrial Cases

Industrial Cases

  • Product liability; a fall from a ladder was due to worker negligence and not from a defective tool.
  • Product liability; defective design of customers’ carts in a supermarket caused a fall injury.
  • Product liability; fire caused by a dangerous heating tool. Responsibility was for an inadequate safety warning printed in small type in an instruction leaflet.
  • Product liability; hand cut off by a saw in a lumber yard.
  • Product liability; hand crushed in a factory by a three roll rubber mill having an inadequate guard.
  • Product liability; worker’s arm crushed by an inadequately guarded factory conveyor.
  • Possible product liability; An untrained mechanic was injured when repairing an inadequately guarded clay pigeon throwing machine.
  • Product liability; an omitted safety brake caused a hand to be crushed when a hoist dropped a load in a factory.
  • Product liability; a child was scalded by overheated spa water.
  • Product liability; faulty operation of a wheel chair lift injured its operator. Unsafe electrical design.
  • Product liability; maintenance worker injured by an improperly modified machine in a pie making factory.
  • Injury due to a worn out door latch.
  • Product liability; worker crushed to death in a saw mill log feeder with inadequate safety means.
  • Product liability; worker’s hand crushed by employer’s home made conveyor with an inadequate guard.
  • Product liability defense; electro-mechanical cell phone focusing device based on precision screw threads and a TV sensor chip. I demonstrated that the lawsuit was based on incorrect blame for rejects and incompetent manufacturing engineering.
  • Product liability; a child was burned by touching an unguarded glass fireplace screen which was heated by radiation from the fireplace.
  • Product liability; a worker was flash burned from a short circuit caused by an uninsulated tool which could have been insulated.
  • Possible product liability. A workman injured his hand in an inadequately guarded tool grinder in a factory.
  • Lockout-tagout failure resulting in improper rubber mill operation and a damaged hand. I demonstrated that both inadequate codes and contracts caused an oversight by workers.
  • Telephone guidance to an insurance adjuster faced with a vandalism case.
  • Analysis of a casualty distinguishing between vandalism and product liability.
  • Wrongful discharge. I evaluated the technical merits of the employee’s proposals and safety actions which were part of the excuse for the discharge and I concluded the employee’s excellent competence with an extensive interview.
  • Industrial product liability lawsuit. I suggested a better engineering solution to the problem to obviate litigation.
  • Product liability; I demonstrated that the injury to a medical patient was due to the surgeon’s negligence and not to the medical device used.
  • Product liabilty; a gasoline filler nozzle failed so a woman was doused with gasoline. Furthermore the manufacturer had offered an inexpensive safety “spitback” deflecting attachment as a backup safety device and the gas station had failed to add it.