Forklift Expert Witnesses

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Forklift expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including construction, manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, and safety training. Some of the most common specialties among forklift expert witnesses also include equipment maintenance, operator training, workplace safety, industrial engineering, and occupational health. They have provided opinions on the effects of improper forklift operation, lack of safety protocols, equipment malfunction, workplace accidents involving forklifts, and compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.

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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...

Warehouse Operations  Safety and Forklift Expert Witness | IllinoisView profile


Warehouse Operations Safety and Forklift Expert Witness | Illinois

This expert has been working with supermarket inventory for over 15 years. He worked as an Inventory Controller for Save-A-Lot for a number of years, where he was responsible for daily monitoring and maintenance of inventory adjustments, shipping, and receiving, and he was also a member of the Safety Committee. Currently, this expert is a Shift Manager at a major food warehouse, overseeing day to...

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.

Forklift Safety Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Forklift Safety Expert Witness | California

This highly qualified expert has over 35 years of experience in providing safety training for forklift use. Certified as a Forklift Instructor by the National Safety Council and as an OSHA Authorized General Industry Trainer, his expertise includes various warehouse systems and industrial truck classes 1-7 including electric forklifts, pallet jacks, and tug tractors. He has authored two...

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....

Forklift Safety and OSHA Expert Witness | OhioView profile


Forklift Safety and OSHA Expert Witness | Ohio

This expert currently owns and manages a national business which specializes in training forklift operators and trainers. He is also an active trainer who trains on a regular basis. Unlike many forklift experts, who may have trained small numbers of operators and no trainers, this expert has trained many thousands of operators and trainers across a variety of industries. He has also...

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...

Commercial Motor Carriers and Trucking Expert Witness | VirginiaView profile


Commercial Motor Carriers and Trucking Expert Witness | Virginia

This expert has over 50 years of experience in commercial motor carrier and trucking industry. His work in the industry has focused on customary practices, standard of care, tractor-trailers, and compliance and safety training and practices for drivers, motor carriers, warehouses and forklifts. He received his certificate in traffic & transportation law & management from the University of...

Aerial Work Platforms and Forklifts Expert Witness | FloridaView profile


Aerial Work Platforms and Forklifts Expert Witness | Florida

This expert has 40 years of experience working with heavy equipment, specifically, aerial work platforms and telehandlers. He formerly worked in multiple capacities, including as an assistant district manager for JLG Industries and as a manager at Gold Coast Aerial Lift, Inc., Nations Rent, Inc., and Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. In these roles, he managed over $114 million in fleet equipment and $35...


Forklift Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a forklift expert witness?

A forklift expert witness provides specialized knowledge in cases involving forklift operations, safety standards, training requirements, and accidents. They can offer critical insights and testimony to support a case.

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

Forklift expert witnesses often handle personal injury cases, workplace safety disputes, product liability suits, and cases involving OSHA regulations related to forklift operation.

Are there subspecialties within the field of forklift expertise?

Yes, some experts may specialize in areas such as forklift design and manufacturing, operator training, maintenance procedures, or specific types of forklifts like telescopic or industrial lift trucks.

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

In product liability cases, a forklift expert can analyze if any design or manufacturing defects contributed to an accident. They can also assess whether proper warnings and instructions were provided.

Why is it important to hire a forklift expert with experience in OSHA regulations?

An expert with knowledge of OSHA regulations can determine if all safety protocols were followed during forklift operation. This can be crucial in establishing negligence or fault in a case.

How does Expert Institute select its Forklift 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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