Negligent Rolling Door Installation Causes Permanent Injury

    Construction / Garage Door Expert

    This case involves a plumber who was called to repair a corroded pipe in a maintenance shed on a commercial property. The plumber attempted to enter the shed but found that the rolling door would not open because the wire cable had become tangled. He attempted to loosen it with one hand while holding up the door with the other. The door was too heavy for him to hold up and came down on his foot. The impact caused a severe injury to the plumber’s foot leaving him permanently disabled and unable to work. It was alleged that the contractor who installed the door used the wrong type of door for the space. An expert in rolling door installation was sought to review the case and determine if there was any negligence in the installation.

    Question(s) For Expert Witness

    • 1. Please describe your background as it relates to rolling door installation.

    Expert Witness Response E-045530

    I worked for 30 years as a master technician working on rolling doors and automatic openers as well as many other products. I started my own business installing and servicing rolling doors and operators, both residential and commercial, as well as gates and access equipment. I am a sanctioned trainer with a door dealer education association which qualifies me to teach proper door installation to all installers before they take the test to become certified in the field.

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