Causey Engineering has
been providing Expert Witness, Forensic Engineering, Investigation, and
Litigation Support services NATIONWIDE since 1983. We specialize in Industrial
processes, along with Industrial and Construction Safety for either Plaintiff or
Defense Counsel – where we apply our in-depth expertise in addressing the most
crucial issues of each case.
Following are brief
comments describing the main issues on cases Causey has worked on in recent
times. They are grouped by the type of Industry or Discipline.
- WV - Drilling Crane Accident :
What should have been expected of the operator, and what training
was done for the injured party in West Virginia?
- OK - Guardrail Failure :
Did the General Contractor provide an
adequate construction guard railing in an Oklahoma fatality?
- FL - Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Exposure :
did poisonous gas get to the crane operator in a pulp mill in Florida?
- TX - Scaffold Failure :
Employee topples through railing in mobile
home manufacturing facility in Texas.
- TX - Trip & Fall : What
were the circumstances that led up to the employee falling off the roof in
- TX - Trip & Fall :
Who had what responsibilities when the
electrical contractor employee tripped over a masonry cord in Texas?
What obligations does the equipment
manufacturer have to prevent the user employee from injury while cleaning
conveyor equipment in Texas?
IN - Rendering Plant Explosion Analysis :
What must be done to prevent this Indiana
Plant explosion from happening again in the Corporations other pet food
TX - Pie Crust Line :
Was the guarding adequate for the dough
feeder in Texas?
LUMBER & WOOD INDUSTRY
What should be the expected board feet yield of tone wood from
timber logged in the Prince George area, and what were the skills of the
parties involved to realize that potential in the Canadian and Idaho plants?
MS & IL - Lumber Band Break
Did the Mississippi lumber mill properly
load and haul the truck of timbers that fell on the customer’s employee when
cutting steel bands in Illinois?
NY - Lumber Band Break
Did the home improvement center employee
use proper precautions while cutting steel bands in New York?
TX - Lumber Band Break :
Did the lumberyard employee take proper
precautions for the customer when cutting steel bands from a unit of lumber
CA - Lumber Re-manufacturing Kick-back Accident :
What are the standard practices for
operating a finger jointer and edger that caused a Temp employee’s hand to
be cut off in California?
WA - Plywood Vault Entrapment :
Did the design firm omit a safety device that would have prevented
an employee from being trapped in a scalding steam vault in Washington?
NC - Saw Mill
Edger Accident :
What is the division
of responsibilities between the equipment supplier, sawmill owner, and an
employee in an accident where the employee broke both arms when his clothing
wrapped around an unguarded shaft in North Carolina?
WV – Saw Mill
Unscrambler Accident : What is a sawmill unscrambler and its limitations?
How must un-edged boards be fed to it? How must it be maintained to function
as intended; and what could have been done to keep the worker out of harms
- ID & British Columbia - Lumber & Timber Theft :
How do construction millwrights work
safely on luggage conveyers in Florida?
TX - Front End Loader Brake Failure :
Did the front-end loader brakes fail, and
were they properly maintained in Texas?
- FL - Airport
Baggage Handling :
NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION
- TX - Industrial Pipeline Rupture :
Was the gas utility’s explanation of how
their Gas regulator failed plausible in a manufacturing plant in Texas?
- UT - Safety & Rate Case :
Causey Engineering helped the Public
Utility Commission negotiate a settlement on coal seam gas issues with a
utility company in Utah.
- IL - Domestic
Pipeline Rupture : What were
the circumstances that lead up to the multiple fatality explosion in
- LA - Intellectual Property and Patent Research :
Was a confidentiality agreement breached by a former employee
while designing tools for handling deep-water offshore drilling casing in
- Alberta & Venezuela - Oil Production Engineering Error & Omission
: What were the Canadian
engineering firm’s E&O issues with
a pipe design for a Venezuelan oil production installation, and what was a
suitable engineering remedy?
- AL - Refinery Explosion :
Employees burned. Did Design engineer
provide an inadequate relief valve system in Alabama?
- CA - Transporting Asphalt :
Was the truck driver adequately trained
and were the plant procedures sufficient in California?
PULP & PAPER
Precipitator Unplugging Accident :
What were the owner’s actions and the
designers shortcomings that caused a Contractor to get burned while
vacuuming ash from an electrostatic precipitator in Alabama?
Plant Cyclone Plug Accident :
What were the circumstances that caused an employee to enter a cyclone and
fall into the automatic bailer below and be fatality crushed by the bailer
NM - Paper Baler Accident :
What were the circumstances that caused an
employee at recycle paper plant to have his leg sheared off in New Mexico?
MI - Pump Maintenance :
What were the divisions of responsibility between the owner, his
contractors, and the equipment supplier when the owners employee was burned
by hot stock in Michigan?
MD - Recycle Paper Process Analysis :
Was the new plant capable of producing
the contracted quantity and quality of recycled paper in Maryland?
WA - Contractor
Falls into Repulper :
do the contractor and the mill have for locking out equipment in Washington?
SCAFFOLDING AND LADDERS
Was the design of the special Recreation
Vehicle compact ladder adequate in Texas?
TX - Folding Ladder :
Was the ladder properly set up where the
accident occurred in Texas?
TX - Scissors Lift
What were the circumstances at the time
of the accidents in Texas?
TX - Boatswain
Determine the adequacy of the tie-off
when the worker fell five stories to his death in Texas.
Analyze the cause for a band failure on a
unit of lumber that was produced in Mississippi that injured an employee in
Alabama while unloading the lumber.
LA & CA – Crating :
Was the Taiwanese wheelchair from
California properly secured within the shipping box when it was unloaded in
- MS & AL - Cargo Securement :
- TX - Warehouse Thievery :
Is it plausible that this type contractor
actually owned all the tools and equipment he claims were
stolen from a warehouse in Texas?
- NM & TX - Well pump Shaft Warehousing Accident :
Analyze the adequacy of the banding and
seal around a bundle of shafting from a steel shafting supplier that injured
the customer when the bundle came apart in New Mexico.
- UT - Warehouse
Did a lack of
procedures, signage, and safe practices around the warehouse cause the truck
to hit the pedestrian in Utah?
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