Expert Witness Biography
Dan Doyle is an expert in the inspection and maintenance of amusement park rides and devices with more than 20 years of professional experience. He applies his expertise to forensic investigations involving all aspects of amusement rides, from initial construction to day-to-day operational and maintenance procedures, queue and perimeter fencing, surface conditions, and ride site safety standards.
As a skilled maintenance technician, Dan has hands-on experience performing inspections, maintenance, repairs, troubleshooting, and failure analysis on a broad range of attractions, including roller coasters, water rides, cable lifts and family rides. As a supervisor of ride maintenance, Dan was responsible for creating and revising inspection protocols and standard operating procedures in accordance with manufacturers’ requirements, state regulations, and company policies/best practices. He has worked closely with engineers from several prominent ride manufacturers from Europe, Japan, and the United States.
Dan’s extensive experience in all aspects of amusement park safety includes training technicians, performing field safety inspections, providing corrective action plans to address deficiencies, and working with third party inspectors. He has conducted safety audits at amusement parks across the country.
Dan is a member of the ASTM F24 Committee on Amusement Rides and Devices and holds several industry related certifications with organizations such as Amusement Industry Manufacturers & Suppliers, International (AIMS) and the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO).