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Transportion Experts and Amtrak Derailment

Transportion Experts and Amtrak Derailment

Transportation safety experts use accident investigation and reconstruction as tools to discover who or what was in violation of transportation safety. NTSB investigator Mike Flanigon is leading the team as investigator-in-charge of the May 12th Amtrak accident in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. The train was heading towards New York City when it derailed and crashed. Eight passengers died and more than 200 were injured in the derailment. At this time, it appears the train was traveling over 100 miles per hour around a curve which is twice the posted speed limit.

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Traffic Engineering Expert On Megaloads

Traffic Engineering Expert On Megaloads

Traffic engineering expert Pat Dobie testified on Monday regarding Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil’s proposed megaloads on U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho. The expert was recalled as a rebuttal witness in Boise and declared “This is a relatively unsafe road in the state.”

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Safety Expert On Sugarloaf Ski Resort Derailment

Safety Expert On Sugarloaf Ski Resort Derailment

In the wake of a cable derailment at Sugarloaf ski resort at Carrabasett Valley, Maine, a ski safety expert who reviewed the last two years of state inspection reports on the resort’s chairlifts said he was surprised at the number of problems the documents highlighted. He also questioned the wisdom of re-starting the lift with skiers aboard once the cable began tracking outside the guidance system. “There is a lot of stuff here, a lot of things that (the inspector) has keyed in on. It doesn’t look like a healthy lift maintenance (program).

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What Is A Safety Expert?

“Safety expert” is a rather broad umbrella term, and a safety expert witness may have expertise and training in a variety of fields. This can include equipment safety, building safety, electrical safety, sports safety, medical safety, child safety, and so forth. Safety experts may be qualified as engineers, consultants, and other members of the safety field. They are usually chosen on the basis of their credentials, experience, and qualifications and will be asked to talk about these things on the stand for the purpose of establishing credibility.

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Risk Management Expert On Sports Surfaces

Risk Management Expert On Sports Surfaces

Facility managers must remain grounded when keeping their sports surfaces safe, or else they may find themselves in a legal quagmire. The damages sought may differ greatly, but the questions facing defendants is often the same: Was the alleged surface defect foreseeable and was it fixable? says risk management expert Todd Seidler, coordinator of the Sport Administration graduate program at the University of New Mexico.

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Insurance Expert & Traffic Safety, Part 1

Insurance Expert & Traffic Safety, Part 1

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has designated May 24-June 6, 2010, Click it or Ticket (CIOT) Mobilization Week. According to a James Madison University study, one out of every five drivers will be involved in a traffic crash this year. Safety belts, when used properly, reduce the number of serious traffic injuries by 50 percent and fatalities by 60-70 percent. CURE Auto Insurance reminds drivers to drive safe, always wear a seatbelt, and provides the following statistics to consider before getting behind the wheel.

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Occupant Kinematics

Kinematics is defined as the description of motion, including considerations of space and time. Simply put, it is the mathematical description of motion, without the study of the actions of forces. The “occupant” obviously relates to the person inside of a vehicle.

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