Certified Mine Safety Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Mine Safety, Certified Mine Safety Professional, Coal, Metal Nonmetal, Instructor, Training Safety, Surface Haulage, Ground Control, Inspection Procedures, Cranes Hoist, Preparation Plants, Materials Handling, Mine Fatalities Investigation


1969 Garden High School   Garden Creek VA


Completed undergraduate courses in English, Mathematics, and Computers.

State Issued Certificates of Competency
State of Illinois   Electrical Hoisting Engineer
State of Virginia Electrical Hoisting Engineer

International Society of Mine Safety Professionals
Certified Mine Safety Professionals

Advanced computer skills in Multi Media Adobe and Microsoft office software.
DVD Authoring skills

Independent Study Courses Completed

Practical Arithmetic
Practical Geometry and Trigonometry
Mathematical Formulas
Going Metrics
SI Metrics
Plant Layout
Production Planning and Control
Materials Handling
Properties of Materials
Principles of Mechanics
Fireproofing of Buildings
National Electrical Code
Elementary Mechanical Drawing
Machine Sketching
Elements of Chemistry
National Mine Health and Safety Academy

Training Courses Completed

Technical Writing
Gas Detecting Devices
Accident Prevention
CFR 30 Part 50
Basic Electricity
Loading, Haulage & Dumping
Ground Control
Industrial Hygiene
Guarding a& Shop Safety
Fire Prevention
Drilling & Blasting
Dust Control
Welding Fumes
Mine Rescue
Inspection Procedures
Mine Electricity
Accident Investigation
Citation & Orders
First Aid
Safety Talks
Communications/ Human Relations
Industrial Hygiene for Safety Professionals
Accident Analysis and Problem Identification
Mine Safety Management
Employee Health & Safety
System Safety Engineering
Program for Accident Reduction

Developed, wrote the training manuals and also, designed the computer presentations used in instruction for the following courses taught at the National Mining Academy
Surface Haulage
Ground Control
Inspection Procedures
Cranes and Hoists
Preparation Plants
Materials Handling


2002-Present Dial Solutions

Provided custom training programs for mining industry.
Provided expert witness testimony and investigation for several law firms.
Developed multimedia presentations for safety & health training purposes.
Performed investigations and made recommendations to mining companies in areas of safety and health.

1978-2002 US Dept. of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration (Government Agency for providing safety in the nations mines.)
1978-1989 Mine Safety & Health Inspector
1978-1989 Mine Inspector for both Coal and Metal/Nonmetal divisions, Conduct safety inspections of mines and facilities, Enforce health and safety regulations, Conduct investigations related to complaints, Lead teams in the investigation of accidents

1989-2002 Training Instructor
Instructor and training specialist at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy, responsible for developing and instructing mine safety subjects at advanced levels. Developed and wrote training manuals. Designed computer presentations used in instruction for courses taught at the National Mining Academy (List available on request). Assisted states with developing their training curriculum and classes
Coordinated training with following public institutions:
Colorado School of Mines
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
West Virginia University
West Virginia Tech
Marshall University


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