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Electrical Shock Investigation Discovery Questions

By Jeffrey M. Kobilka, P.E., C.F.E.I.
Expert Article

Through a forensic investigation, it can often be determined whether electrical shock conditions were present, whether an electric shock occurred, and if electric shock did occur, the cause or causes.…

Drone Technology for Forensic Investigations

By Chad Phillips, AP
Expert Overview

For disputes involving hard-to-reach places, elements of highway engineering, architecture, or construction, or where measuring and mapping is needed, drones can assist in gaining critical data. The…

Strength Training Injuries in School-Aged Athletes

By David Ester
Expert Article

This article examines the nuanced aspects of high school weight training injuries, common causes for weight room injuries, and the standard of care for coaches to safely train young athletes.  …

Bouncers, Slides, and other Inflatable Attractions

By Lance Miller
Expert Article

In this article, the sports and recreation experts provide an introduction on the hazards associated with inflatable amusements. Topics include the most common causes of injury and steps that should…

Construction Safety: Baker Scaffolds

By Jeffrey A. Tedder, P.E.
Expert Overview

Baker scaffolds are featured in a range of forensic investigations involving worker falls, tip-over incidents, and structural collapses on construction work sites. In this article, Civil Engineer…

Best Practice Recommendations for Ocean Towing MODUs

By Bartley J. Eckhardt, P.E.
Expert Presentation

This paper was written by Bartley Eckhardt, P.E., of Robson Forensic; and Capt. Eric Johansson of SUNY Maritime College; and presented at the International Tug & Salvage…

Technical Analysis of Ocean Towing Evolutions

By Bartley J. Eckhardt, P.E.
Expert Presentation

Ocean towing in general, and non-routine tows in particular, present unique technical challenges to towing vessel owners/operators, salvors, the offshore oil/gas and wind industries, and others. When…

Vehicle Black Box (EDR) Reports 101

By Chase Nalls
Expert Article

The data readout from an automotive Event Data Recorder (EDR) or vehicle "black box" is often a topic of curiosity. This data was designed by engineers to be analyzed by engineers toward the purpose…

Introduction to Vehicle Restraint Systems

By Chase Nalls
Expert Overview

In this article, the automotive engineers at Robson Forensic provide an introduction to vehicle restraint systems and how forensic experts inspect these systems as part of an investigation. Vehicle…

Machine Guarding & Lockout/Tagout

By Todd Metcalfe
Expert Article

A significant portion of our machine guarding investigations involve situations where machine guards are removed and/or workers place their hands and/or other body parts within a machine’s…

Conveyor Injuries & Mishaps

By Todd Metcalfe
Expert Article

The experts at Robson Forensic investigate many industrial mishaps to understand how they occurred and to determine the responsibilities of the parties involved. These investigations involve a range…

Hot Water Scalds

By Raj Srinivas, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
Expert Article

This article provides an introduction to hot water scalds, including information on the temperatures at which scalding injuries occur as well as the safety equipment designed to reduce the risk of…

Solitary Confinement & Restrictive Housing

By Paul M. Adee
Expert Article

Our experts in correctional operations are frequently retained to investigate incidents of inmate deaths and severe injuries. Inmates in restrictive housing (traditionally referred to as…

Wheelchair Footrests & Leg Rests

By Joseph Muniak, MS, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS, HEM
Expert Overview

Leg supports, including footrests and leg rests, are an integral part of safe and efficient transportation when using a wheelchair. In this article, health care expert and occupational therapist, Dr.…

Gym Class Injuries: Physical Education & Student Safety

By Joseph A. Blackman
Expert Article

Planning for injury prevention, student safety, and emergency response is necessary for properly conducting a physical education class. This article addresses best practices in the form of a safe…

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