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 Expert  729108

Expert in Electrical Accidents, National Electrical Codes, Electrical Safety, and High Voltage Contact


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert is an electrical contractor and consultant, providing services in site inspections and investigations, code compliance, fact-finding reports, visual exhibits, depositions and trial testimony, for damage, injury, and/or death caused by electrical failure. He has amassed a total of 28 years' expert consultant experience, including expert witness and litigation, as well as 42 years' total work experience in electrical contracting.
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electric conductor failure

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electric current

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electrical safety

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electrical standard

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electrical code

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electrical safety National Electrical Code

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National Electrical Code

His expertise specialties include the following:

National Electrical Code compliance; National Electrical Safety Code compliance; California High-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders; Grounding and Bonding of Electrical Systems; High-Voltage Utilities, Electrical Line Contact; Bucket Truck, High Voltage Contact; American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards; Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Product Standards; Electrical Patent Infringement; Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Standards; OSHA Lockout/Tagout of Hazardous Energy.

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bonding wire safe current determination

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busbar

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electric circuit safety

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electric device

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electric shock hazard

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electrical accident

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electrical burnout

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electrical connector

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electrical construction oversight

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electrical equipment

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electrical fire

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electrical hazard

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electrical injury

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electrical product

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electrical product design

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electrical product safety

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electrical safety code

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electrical safety standard

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electrical shock

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electrical wiring standard

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electrical-wiring code

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ground fault

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ground fault protection

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ground-fault interrupter

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association standard

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OSHA electrical regulation

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power line safety

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Thomson effect

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Underwriters Laboratories electrical standard

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Underwriters Laboratories list


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Electrical...
Electrical Systems Assessment, Engineering, Design,...
Electrical Industry - Construction, Accidents & Death,...
Electrical Engineering, Grounding, Electromagnetics,...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1970   (N/A)   National Electrical Codes   Columbia School of Broadcasting   radio announcing
1969   (N/A)   General   College of Marin  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2012 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

California Licensed Contractor

 

Commercial, Industrial and Residential electrical work, including being an expert witness, in a court of law performing electrical accident investigations, and product liability cases.

1999 to 2012

 

XNA Airport

 

Electrician (Arkansas Licensed Contractor)

 

Electrical installation and maintenance of high and low voltage circuits, security alarms and access controls. During his off work hours, he isa practicing expert witness, in a court of law, performing electrical accident investigations, and product liability cases.

1996 to 1999

 

(Eponymous) Electric

 

Arkansas Licensed Contractor

 

Commercial, Industrial and Residential electrical work, including being an expert witness, in a court of law performing electrical accident investigations, and product liability cases.

1994 to 1996

 

(Eponymous) Electric

 

Nevada Licensed Contractor

 

Commercial, Industrial and Residential electrical work, including being an expert witness, in a court of law performing electrical accident investigations, and product liability cases.

1982 to 1994

 

Bellrose Electric

 

California Licensed Contractor

 

Commercial, Industrial and Residential electrical work, including being an expert witness, in a court of law performing electrical accident investigations, and product liability cases.

1982 to 1982

 

Stanford Liner Accelerator

 

Journeyman Electrician

 

He served as Journeyman Electrician.

1981 to 1981

 

Ray Scheidt's Electric

 

Journeyman Electrician

 

Union Hall dispatch work.

1981 to 1981

 

Sprig Electric

 

Journeyman Electrician

 

Union Hall dispatch work.


Career Accomplishments:
Licenses/Certifications

C10 Licensed Electrical Contractor in California; Licensed Contractor in Arkansas; Licensed Contractor in Nevada.


Government Experience:
Years   Role   Description
1989 to 1989   Emergency Services   Expert performed emergency services for Pacific gas and Electric Power company, for two weeks after the major Loma Pertia earthquake. He disconnected, tested, checked and re-installed the High Voltage power lines, to residential commercial, and industrial services, in the Los Gatos California, area.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Researched and reviewed ANSI codes and manufacturers specifications regarding an automatic hospital door installation/operation for a 2008 personal injury case. Expert report review, site inspection settled out of court.
  • Served as an expert witness in a 2006 accidental death case (Federal jurisdiction) involving improper wiring of neutrals and grounding wires. Deposition given, case settled out of court.
  • Researched National Electrical Codes and National Electrical Safety codes for a 1999 personal injury complaint infolving a delivery truck driver coming into contact with a high voltage line. The driver was severely injured by electrocution. The case settled out of court.
  • Researched National safety codes and electric codes, lock out tag out procedures, and OSHA regulations for a 1999 personal injury complaint of a utility worker on a power line pole resulting in loss of limbs. Report written, deposition given, case settled out of court.
  • Developed detailed report on comparative analysis of fire-destroyed wall heater, reportedly removed from the point of origin, or a residential fire for a 1997 personal injury death case (2 complaints) that eventually settled out of court.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Lightining Protection and Power Surges.
  • Expert for consulting on Amazon NEC expert consultant requirements
  • Expert for consulting on NEC / CEC code compliance.
  • Expert for consulting on Grounding evaluation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has been a practicing expert witness for over 30 years, in a court of law, performing electrical accident investigations and product liability cases. His expert consulting experience includes reviewing depositions, performing accident site investigations, and failure analysis. He has a breadth of knowledge in electrical grounding requirements, National Electrical Code requirements, National Electrical Safety Code requirements, ANSI standards, Electrical Products standards, and Electrical Lock Out and Tag Out procedures.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Power line regulations expert witness for consulting on power line clearance requirements.
  • Utility pole training expert for consulting on training utility lineman to climb poles with safety belt.
  • Expert for consulting on Utility Pole Failure
  • Electrical expert for case involving an electrocution.
  • Overhead electrical expert for consulting on Maintenance of Overhead Lines.
  • Helicoptor crash expert for consulting on litigation needed.
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:
Training/Seminars

Electrician's Union, Journeyman's Training course; National Electrical Codes; National Safety Codes; Motor Controls and hookup; Blueprinting; Grounding and Bonding of Electrical Circuits; OSHA, High Voltage and Low Voltage hookups.


 

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