Articles by Kristin Casler

Mechanical Engineering Expert says Lift Truck Malfunction Caused Driver’s Injuries

In this case, the plaintiff was working in a distribution center in Wyoming and driving a lift truck. As he attempted to make a right turn into a side aisle, he attempted to plug break so that he could slow…

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Engineer Electrocuted By Power Line; Expert Says Lift Lacked Required Safety Features

Decedent was an engineering intern who was completing an inspection and documentation of traffic control devices at an intersection in a Tennessee. He was maneuvering the bucket of a telescopic aerial man-lift manufactured by the defendants, when his upper back…

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Worker Falls Through Skylight; Expert Says Codes Were Violated

Plaintiff was working on rooftop equipment at a beverage facility when he fell through a skylight. The roof had recently been remodeled and hundreds of skylights were added. He sued the property manager, the general contractor, the project manager and…

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Trip and Fall in Parking Lot Attributed to Improper Speed Bump

Plaintiff, who is in her 60s and residing in Utah, parked her car in the parking lot and was walking toward a business. To reach the entrance, she used the motor vehicle access aisle in front of the building. As…

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Defective Seat Belt Unlatched During Automotive Rollover Accident

This case arises out of a rollover car accident involving an SUV that struck a utility pole. Plaintiff, who was a front-seat passenger in the vehicle, was ejected. She suffered a traumatic brain injury. She alleges she was properly wearing…

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Worker Suffers Respiratory Illness from Exposure to Ammonia Cleaner

Plaintiff was exposed to ammonia while cleaning the wheelhouse of a ship located in Washington. He spent 30 minutes in the wheelhouse for his cleaning duties that day. All windows and doors were closed. Plaintiff was not aware of any…

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Deadly Trip and Fall at Pharmacy Due to Fall Hazard

A woman and her husband were picking up prescriptions at a pharmacy. They were called over to a different section of the service counter. The woman tripped on stanchions at the pharmacy counter. She fell backward into her husband, and…

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Exploding Garden Light Engulfs Woman in Flames

Plaintiff was at a family picnic and was sitting several feet away from her sister when her sister was adding gel fuel to a fire pit light. Without any warning, a torch-like directional flame originated from the defendant’s fire pit…

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Slip and Fall on Slippery Sidewalk Grate Violated Codes, Expert Says

Plaintiff, who was in his 60s, was walking to a coffee shop during his workday when he slipped and fell on a grate inserted in the sidewalk in front of a business. He alleges that the aluminum grate in the…

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Workplace Chemical Exposure Caused Psychological Problems

Plaintiffs were temporary employees at a reclamation facility. While working in the processing building one day, each man became ill — reported having trouble breathing, bloody noses and skin blisters from chemical burns. A yellow-brown cloud was hanging near the…

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