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Crane Operator Bucket Expert Witness

Expert Witness No.970


Eleven years experience providing Safety Training and Certification Programs to world class corporations globally including:

Abbot Laboratories
North Carolina DOT
Brooklyn Union Gas
Equistar Chemical
ExxonMobil USA
Fletcher Pacific
Schnabel Foundations
Inland Paperboard & Packaging
Superior Construction
Washington Demil. Co.
US Marine Corp.

Ten years experience providing Expert Witness testimony for all types of accidents including boom assembly/disassembly, power line contact and improper equipment setup. Expert consultations in all arenas including employee training requirements and mechanical failures.

Extensive knowledge of all OSHA regulations and ASME/ANSI standards governing lift equipment.

Recognition as an authority on lift equipment safety.

Fourteen years hands on experience operating cranes including six years experience operating on barges.

Highly skilled experience in the operation of numerous types of lifting and heavy equipment.

Education/Professional Development:

Snorkel (Aerial Lift Training), Kansas City, MO 1997 - Train the Trainer

OSHA Training Institute, Des Plaines, IL 1995 - Cranes and Rigging Safety for Construction

Hazard Recognition Serviced, Wheeling, WV 1995 - OSHA Fall Protection

National Safety Council, Atlanta, GA 1995 - OSHA Excavation Training

Harnischfeger Institute, Milwaukee, WI 1993 - Crane Inspector Training

Crane Institute, Maitland, FL 1990 - Train the Trainer, Mobile Crane Inspector, Crane Safety & Rigging

Professional Experience:

Self-Owned National Crane Training Company. 1991-Present

President and Training Director
Founder and director of a multi-faceted crane and lift equipment training and certification corporation specializing in OSHA regulations and ASME/ANSI standards. Provide expert witness testimony, site and training evaluations and other specialized crane consulting.

Crane Institute of America, Inc. Maitland, Florida 1990-1991

Lift Equipment Instructor and Inspector
Instructed Lift Equipment and Rigging seminars. Provided expert witness testimony, site and training evaluations, and other specialized crane consulting. Certified cranes and crane operators.

Prior Experience:

Crane Operator
Danis Industries (Bridge Division), Port Orange, FL 1988-1990

Crane Operator
Allen Erectors, Orlando, FL 1986-1988

Crane Operator
Corbett Cranes (Rentals), Daytona Beach, FL 1984-1986

Crane Operator
MELCO (Bridge Division), London, KY 1983-1984 & Equipment Foreman

Crane Operator & Supervisor
Avondale Shipyards, Morgan City, LA 1981-1982 (Offshore Division)

Affiliations & Committees:

 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators

Test Development Task Force Committee

American Society of Safety Engineers

Specialized Carriers & Riggers Association

Published Articles:

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