Expert Witness Biography
Les Winter is a professional engineer who specializes in table saw, miter saw, band saw, circular saw (“skilsaw”) and other woodworking machinery-related injuries. As a professional engineer and an accomplished woodworker, he is regularly retained in casework involving equipment operations and maintenance, chair and furniture failures, as well as various other safety aspects, such as equipment modifications and safety guards, including sawstop and flesh sensing technology units.
Les also applies his expertise in casework involving electrical shock injuries and fires of electrical origin. He 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.
Les has been the primary electrical engineer for a number of New York City engineering 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 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.