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 Expert  727808

Expert in Explosive Engineering & Commercial Blasting

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Indiana (IN)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 20 years of experience in the areas of rotary-percussion track drill operations; electric / non-electric detonation systems and sequential blasting techniques; blasting plan preparation and implementation; Blast design optimization and peak particle velocity prediction; Post blast particle velocity and air-overpressure analysis; Blasting claims mediation; and Expert witness litigation



blasting damage








electroexplosive device




explosion safety


explosion safety and hazards analysis


explosive detonation


explosive device


explosive selection


explosives handling


Hazard Communication Standard


hazardous material handling


personal protection equipment


public safety




shock initiation of explosive

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana;  Evansville, Indiana;  Bloomington, Indiana;  Lexington, Kentucky;  Louisville, Kentucky;  Owensboro, Kentucky;  and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1985   BS   Construction Engineering (Civil)   Purdue University  
1983   AAS   Building Construction Technology   Purdue University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to







He has been responsible for providing litigation support; depositions regarding blasting injuries and disputes; blast site and data analysis during investigation and discovery; and rendering of expert opinions

2003 to 2010


Impact Drilling & Blasting, Inc.


Commercial Blasting Services


Vice President


He was responsible for all estimating, bidding and management of projects involving commercial blasting services. Projects types included highway, municipal, institutional and private development.

2000 to 2003


HTA Enterprises, Inc.




Explosives Engineer


He was responsible for estimating, bidding and execution of projects involving “Precision Blasting”; specialized blasting projects perform in close proximity (less than 25') to existing structures. He was approved, by the Corps of Engineers, as Blaster-in Charge, for the “Lock Replacement Project” at the McAlpine Lock & Dam in Louisville, KY.

1996 to 2000


Impact Drilling Blasting, Inc.


Commercial Blasting Services


General Blasting Superintendent


He was responsible for the estimating, bidding and on-site field supervision of projects involving commercial blasting services. Projects included highway construction, non-metal surface mining and private development site utility trench blasting.

Career Accomplishments:



ATF License; OSM Blaster Certification; KY Permit to Purchase or Receive Explosives; IN Regulated Explosive Use; KY Dept. of Explosives and Blasting License; IN Dept. of Homeland Security License; Instructor Certification – KY Division of Explosives and Blasting MSHA Parts 46 & 48 Certifications; IN Dept. of Natural Resources Certification; Seismograph Operation Certification -Nomis Digital Seismographs; E.I.T. Certification, Indiana.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He provided litigation support, for the Defense, by rendering of an expert opinion which was instrumental in proving substandard performance on the part of the Plaintiff.
  • He prepared a blasting injury report, in support for a motion for summary judgement on behalf of the Plaintiff, regarding a flyrock incident that injured a driller during blasting on a construction site.
  • He has prepared a number of blasting plans for both permitting and the satisfaction of construction submittal requirements.
  • He has preformed the calculations and provided field loading instruction for hundreds of commercial blasting projects
  • He sucessfully rebutted the Defendant's expert, in a case regarding a claim due to damage from blasting vibration, which resulted in a monetary award for the Plantiff.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has provided litigation support, deposition and expert opinions in conjunction with commercial blasting claim disputes, blasting injuries and blasting damage claims.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Nj explosion expert for consulting on Looking for possible for chemical Dust explosion case.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He is certified by the Kentucky Division of Explosives and Blasting as a trainer and instructor in the use of explosives.


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