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Fall Protection on Residential Construction Projects

By Gregory H. Pestine, P.E.
Expert Article

Fall protection methods used in residential construction can differ from those used in commercial construction. In this article, Civil Engineer & Construction Safety Expert, Gregory…

Injury Causation in Care Facility Disputes

By Carolyne I. Albert, Ph.D.
Expert Article

In cases involving an injury to a resident in a long-term care facility, a combination of co-existing medical/health conditions, the level of supervision, and the resident’s ability to…

Abuse in Youth Athletics

By David Ester
Expert Article

Youth athletics, be it a team or individual sport, presents a unique environment and a distinct set of power dynamics whereby minors under the age of 18 are training and competing under the guidance…

Elevator Anatomy - Schematic of Traction & Hydraulic Elevator Systems

By Dennis W. Olson, C.E.I.
Expert Overview

The forensic experts at Robson Forensic are frequently retained to investigate injuries and construction claims related to elevators and escalators. In this article, our elevator experts have provided…

Use of Force: TASERs

By Mark Meredith
Expert Article

The TASER™ is considered a less-than-lethal weapon for law enforcement, albeit in certain conditions it may have lethal consequences. In this article, police practices expert, Mark Meredith…

Veterinary Surgical Errors

By McGee Leonard, DVM, DACVECC
Expert Article

Surgical procedures are expensive relative to other types of veterinary services, and thus the financial implications of surgical errors can be substantial. During these procedures, veterinary medical…

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…

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