Les Winter has provided electrical engineering consulting to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, the New York City School Construction Authority and IBM on various construction projects. He’s investigated electrical shocks, fires and other accidents for clients like Con Edison.
He's also been the primary electrical engineer for a number of New York City firms. In those positions, he coordinated railroad, municipal park and high rise office building projects; and he directed installation and testing of high voltage service, transformers and switchgear. He specializes in New York State labor law, statutes 200, 240 and 241.
Les is also a woodworker, and he not only designs and builds furniture, he also investigates woodworking machinery injuries. Les is a Professional Engineer in New York and New Jersey, and he's a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator. His professional affiliations include membership in the National Association of Fire Investigators.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Saw Kickback - Expert Outlines Fundamentals of Saw Safety
Hand-held circular saw (“skil saw”), table saw and miter saw hand injuries
are frequently caused by the same type of occurrence: Kickback. Kickback
occurs when the teeth of the saw blade, moving at tip speeds of 120 miles-per-hour
impart sufficient force to cause the workpiece to move in a violent and unexpected
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- Construction Site Electrical Shock - Expert Investigates Injury
A construction worker was injured while installing aluminum flashing on the exterior of a building. At the time of the incident he was working on scaffolding, approximately 22 feet above the ground, when the aluminum flashing he was maneuvering came into contact with a high-tension electrical utility wire. The construction worker was shocked and fell to the ground through an unguarded opening in the scaffolding. An electrical engineer from Robson Forensic was retained to determine if the contractor and/or general contractor caused, failed to prevent, or permitted conditions to exist at the worksite which were unreasonably dangerous in a manner which caused the injury.
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- CSST - Experts Investigate Fire in Upscale Home
A fire broke out in a recently constructed upscale home during a heavy thunderstorm. Robson Forensic fire investigators were retained to investigate the fire and determine the origin and cause. Our investigator concluded that the origin of the fire was under the first floor where a hole was discovered in the flexible gas tubing. He determined that the hole had been created by a lightning strike. Based on these findings, additional Robson experts were engaged to determine if the work performed by the electrical contractor during the home’s construction was a cause of the hole in the gas tubing.
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