Expert Witness - Forklifts
Ah forklifts ... Workplace safety is especially critical for warehouses where forklifts and other industrial vehicles are used. Forklift workplace accidents happen when the safety equipment inspections or audits and OSHA regulations are routinely ignored or incorrectly implemented.
Despite having the best outlook, workplace accidents still happen every day. Depending on the severity and consequences of a workplace accident, they can quickly lead to legal action. If this happens to you, whatever the nature of your case, it’s important to engage an occupational safety expert who cuts through the speculation surrounding the case, discovers the facts and conduct a thorough investigation.
Forklift lawsuits generally occur when a mechanical defect or operator error goes unnoticed. Either of which may result in injury for the forklift operator or workers nearby. When forklifts become the subject of a court case due to product liability, equipment failure, or safety-related issues, a forklift expert witness conducts an accident investigation/reconstruction to determine who or what was responsible for the incident.
It’s important for your company to retain a forklift expert witness with the appropriate background in the mechanical engineering, operations, and audit/maintenance records standards and regulations pertaining to your company’s claim or lawsuit.
Lift Auditor’s founder Pierre Laudenberg is a highly qualified professional in the forklift world. He provides expert witness testimony, document review, written and verbal depositions, including extensive investigations. His career spans more than 40 years in the material handling industry where he amassed experience as a Master Technician, Field Service Supervisor and Regional Service Manager. He also gained broad expertise as a CSR representing international organizations, including Clark Lift Trucks, Caterpillar Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklifts of America, and Toyota Industrial Equipment. He delivers honest opinions, conclusions and/or guidance based on his expertise and informed judgment.
In addition, Laudenberg ensues that your material handling equipment is compliant with OSHA, CalOSHA, DOT, ANSI, ITSDF, and Underwriter Labs standards. He analyzes service history reports and identifies areas of concern. He then evaluates equipment inspections, service reports, planned maintenance reports, verbal or written report and recommendations for further action, as necessary.
These detailed and unbiased investigations ensure that your lifting, material handling, and loading equipment is fit for service. Always your advocate, Lift Auditors ensures that potential Cal/OSHA liabilities are no longer a problem. Out-of-compliance maintenance status renders any equipment unsafe for operation even when owners are unaware of the condition of their equipment. This leaves the company at risk for accidents, regulatory fines or other penalties. Where do you stand in this scenario?