Crane Expert Witnesses

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Crane expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including construction, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, occupational safety, and industrial hygiene. Some of the most common specialties among crane expert witnesses also include heavy equipment operation, rigging safety, crane accident investigation, and crane maintenance. They have provided opinions on the effects of improper crane operation, faulty crane design, inadequate training for crane operators, failure to follow safety protocols, and negligence in crane maintenance.

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Steven J Zebich, PE, SEView profile

ID: 74620

Mr. Steven J Zebich, PE, SE

Mr. Steven Zebich has 41 years of experience in the field of Structural Engineering. He earned his BS in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and his MS in Structural Engineering from Northwestern University. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Formerly, he served as a...

Crane and Rigging Expert Witness | PennsylvaniaView profile


Crane and Rigging Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

This highly qualified expert has over 39 years of experience in the crane and rigging industry including 22 years of policy experience. He holds various certifications from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators as a Rigger, Signalperson, and Overhead Crane Operator. He previous worked as a crane and rigging specialist for the U.S. Navy where he designed Navy-wide...


Danny KasikView profile

ID: 12915

Mr. Danny Kasik

This expert is an NCCCO certified crane operator. He has over 3 decades of experience in heavy civil and waterfront engineering construction. His prior work experience includes serving as a crane operator for White & Sons, Western Summit, Archer Western, and Roel Construction. He is currently a general superintendent at a construction company in southern California.

Overhead lifts and cranes Expert Witness | OhioView profile


Overhead lifts and cranes Expert Witness | Ohio

This expert has been in the crane industry since 1980. His career began in overhead crane sales, before transitioning to crane manufacturing management. Prior to his current role, he was the CEO of the Professional Crane Division at a crane manufacturer where he oversaw crane design and engineering through final production and sale. He is currently the President of a consultancy specializing in...

Thomas RichardView profile

ID: 40347

Mr. Thomas Richard

This well-qualified expert has been in the heavy machinery operation and maintenance field for 15 years. He completed OSHA training in forklift operation and in rigging and lifting. Previously, this expert worked as an auto technician at Delacy Ford, Firestone, and Bigguy Automotive, as a machine operator at Bryant Machine, and as a crew leader and maintenance mechanic at Real Help, LLC....

Crane Operation & Safety Expert Witness | ArizonaView profile


Crane Operation & Safety Expert Witness | Arizona

This expert has over 35 years experience in the overhead crane industry. He received his BA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He has extensive experience in building, installing, engineering, estimating, selling and servicing overhead bridge cranes. Also, he is a member of several industry committees that wrote the crane specs for the steel industry, written articles and taught...

Construction, Demolition, and Crane Safety Expert Witness | MarylandView profile


Construction, Demolition, and Crane Safety Expert Witness | Maryland

This highly-qualified expert over 40 years of experience in construction, demolition, and crane safety. He received his BA in psychology and sociology from the University of Maryland before earning his MS in safety from the University of Southern California. He also received paramedic training at the Community College of Baltimore and completed the executive program in safety management through...

Crane and Rigging Operations Expert Witness | WashingtonView profile


Crane and Rigging Operations Expert Witness | Washington

This highly-qualified expert has over 40 years of experience in the crane industry. He specializes in crane safety review and lift plan design and review and is familiar with OSHA and ASME standards for the crane and rigging industry. He formerly served as a coordinator for Mid State Steel Erectors, coordinating crane and rigging needs for various job sites and crane rental sales. He spent over...


Crane Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a crane expert witness in legal proceedings?

A crane expert witness provides specialized knowledge on crane operations, safety standards, and industry practices. They can offer critical insights in cases involving crane accidents or malfunctions.

What types of cases does a crane expert witness typically handle?

Crane expert witnesses often handle cases involving construction site accidents, equipment failure, operator error, and violations of safety regulations.

How can a crane expert witness assist in a product liability case?

In product liability cases, a crane expert can identify design flaws, manufacturing defects, or inadequate warnings that may have contributed to an accident.

Are there subspecialties within the field of crane expertise?

Yes, some experts specialize in specific types of cranes like tower cranes or mobile cranes. Others may focus on training protocols or safety regulations.

Why is it important to hire a crane expert with experience in OSHA standards?

An expert familiar with OSHA standards can determine if proper safety procedures were followed and if any violations contributed to the incident under investigation.

How does Expert Institute select its Crane expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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