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High Voltage Electrical Equipment Expert Witness and Consultant: Electrical Accidental Litigation and Insurance Investigation

Technical Consultant #1573


Expertise

  • Electrical accident investigation involving high voltage equipment, electrical safety and site procedure review.
  • Expert witness consulting for the insurance industry and litigation support for legal counsel.
  • Technical support for legal case preparation.
  • Expert opinion reports and document review involving electrical safety, OSHA regulations and electrical engineering practice.
  • Electrical safety training, marketing and training video production and electrical safety and training administration.
  • Electrical power, control equipment installation and electrical equipment design, start-up, modifications, controls and troubleshooting.

Experience

Independent Consultant, 2001 - Present

  • Case research for 13KV accidents.
  • Fire in 480 V electrical cubicle investigation.
  • Fire caused by molded case breaker.
  • Case analysis for experienced engineer injured in 13KV compartment.
  • Investigated and coordinated the installation of a roof solar system.

General Electric Company, 1961 - 2001

Northeast Safety Specialist, 1995 - 2001

  • Training and accident investigations for Industrial field engineering and technician forces from Canada to Mexico.
  • Updated GE Electrical safety requirements to equal or exceed OSHA regulation.

Training Coordinator and Field Engineer, 1975 - 1995

  • Developed and marketed GE countrywide customer-training program.
  • Conducted classes at GE and customer facilities. Course included High Voltage Electrical Safety, Control Maintenance and Troubleshooting and Introduction to Electricity.
  • Primary Contract Manager for NYCTA Power Substations bids and contract management for 25 years and over $100 million.
  • Solved unique electrical interface problems that could not be solved by other GE start-up engineers.
  • Corporate recruiting coordinator for CCNY and Stevens.
  • Consultant for GE's Electric Insurance Company.

Field Engineer, 1963 - 1975

  • Responsible for electrical systems start-up, troubleshooting and repair of complex industrial process controls and regulators, variable speed motors, either new or very old.
  • Modified controls and succeeded in start-up for the 12 chandelier controls at the Metropolitan Opera.
  • Corrected major problems with the hydraulic stage controls and the lighting controls at Radio City Music Hall.
  • Directed installation of printing press control start-up at major and small newspapers in NYC.
  • Start-up a jumboized T-2 Tanker electric propulsion ship in Japan.
  • Expert troubleshooter for T-2 tankers in NY and Boston harbor.
  • Relay type supervisory control mods and start-up for major NY utility.
  • Management of GE Pavilion at Flushing World's Fair.
  • Worked on GE equipment at telephone Co, Utility, Steelmills, office buildings and industrial sites from New Orleans to Boston.

Philadelphia Switchgear Works, Technical Marketing, 1962 - 1963

  • Managed the Low Voltage test room.

Engineering and Science Program Missile and Space Vehicle, Philadelphia, PA, 1961 - 1962

  • Developed ultrasonic and x-ray test equipment.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • Registered Professional Engineer, New Jersey, New York

Education

BSME Newark College of Engineering, NJ

BSEE New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ

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