In this article, Mechanical Engineer & Rail Systems Expert, Steve Noonan, P.E., discusses the incidence of injuries involving overhead doors. His discussion includes an overview of overhead door anatomy, an explanation of the hazards, and a description of safety precautions to protect users from injury.
Failures that allow the stored energy within the spring of an overhead door to be rapidly released can cause devastating injuries, often to unsuspecting or untrained personnel. Failure of the overhead door balancing system can cause the door to rapidly close under its own weight. The experts at Robson Forensic are experienced in investigating and testifying in overhead door cases and a broad range of other matters involving facilities safety.
Train door systems are associated with a high number of passenger injuries and are typically the source of the greatest number of incidents that cause train operating delays. In this article, Rail Systems Expert Steve Noonan provides an overview of the design and operational aspects of train doors as they relate to injuries and other mishaps.