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Patron Injured on Amusement Ride

Leonard K. Lucenko, PhD :::: Case Synopsis:  Patron was on a ride at an amusement park.  As she exited the ride, she slipped on the top metal step, fell down…

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Visual and Auditory Recognition of Forklift

Stanley D. Pulz, PE, CSP :::: Case Synopsis:   Plaintiff worked as an operations technician on the 4:00am–12:30pm shift.  At approximately 9:00am, plaintiff took his break. As he walked off a…

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Plaintiff Trips Exiting Elevator

J. Donald Kennedy, QEI, CET :::: Case Synopsis: A resident of a high rise condo was descending on one of the elevators located in the building. When the elevator came…

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Did Tractor-Trailer Turn from the Proper Lane?

Steven M. Schorr, PE :::: Case Synopsis: A tractor-trailer executed a right turn.  The tractor-trailer operator testified that he was in the right lane, and moved only a few feet…

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Where Have All the High Dives Gone?

By Dr. Tom Griffiths :::: For the past quarter century, high diving boards (3-meters; ten feet) have been disappearing from public and private swimming pools across the country.  This swimming…

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GPS Answers: “Where’s Waldo?”

R. Scott King, BSME :::: Overview: By now it’s no secret that many motor vehicles are equipped with on-board event data recorders [EDR].  Capable of capturing data such as vehicle…

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Officer Down: Could the Shooter Identify the Police Officer Before Firing at Him?

Hugh B. Borbidge, BSME :::: Police officers gathered in front of a home where they were going to attempt to serve an arrest warrant to two individuals residing there. The…

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Track Related Passenger Accidents & Injuries

Carl Berkowitz, Ph.D. PE, AICP is a leading expert and educator in transportation and logistics planning, design, engineering, construction, maintenance, operations and management.  Background encompasses urban and regional transportation, intermodal…

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California Superbike School, Virginia International Raceway

Curtis M. Beloy, PE, Accident Reconstruction Engineer and Motorcycle Safety / Handling Expert with DJS Associates, attended the California Superbike School, Virginia International Raceway.  Motorcycle dynamics, design and handling were…

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