Crane Accident Reconstruction

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Since 2003, Gary E. Kilpatrick, PE, DFE at The Kilpatrick Group, PA has been a service provider of crane and forklift accident investigation to our legal and insurance clients. Gary is a board certified Forensics Engineer through the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) and is a Diplomat Forensic Engineer (DFE). He has approximately 20 years of industrial work experience and has OSHA 29CFR 1910 and 1926 certifications. He travels throughout the United States to investigate and reconstruct industrial crane and forklift accidents. Gary is one of the leading crane and forklift experts in the United States having worked for the inventor of the forklift namely the Clark Equipment Company where he manufactured rough terrain forklift and rough terrain crane drive train components. Gary has an in-depth knowledge of crane and forklift Newtonian physics. Gary has been retained in numerous crane and forklift cases to date. The Kilpatrick Group, PA provides a detailed and thorough engineering investigation and analyses of crane accidents.

What Services Does The Kilpatrick Group Provide?

  • 29CFR1926.1400 (OSHA Crane Regulations)
  • Crane Newtonian Physics
  • Crane Load Charts
  • Crane Lift Plans
  • Crane Counterweight Systems
  • Data Loggers
  • Crane Accident Investigation and Reconstruction
  • National Commission For The Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)
  • Crane Institute of America Certification
  • Crane Certification Association of America
  • Power Cranes and Shovel Association
  • Association of Equipment Manufactures For Cranes
  • North Carolina Department of Labor For Crane and Derrick Safety
  • Naval Ship’s Technical Manual For Cranes
  • Mobile Power Crane and Excavator and Hydraulic Crane Standards
  • Bureau of Construction Industry Manufactures Association
  • ASME B30.11 Monorail and Underhung Cranes
  • ASME B30.5 Mobile and Locomotive Cranes
  • ASME B30.20 Below-The-Hook Lifting Devices
  • ASME Design of Below-The-Hook Lifting Devices
  • SAE J987 Lattice Boom Cranes – Methods of Testing
  • 29CFR1926.550 Federal Safety Regulations For Cranes, Derricks, Hoists and Conveyors
  • 29CFR1910.180 Federal Safety Regulations For Crawler, Locomotive and Truck Cranes
  • 29CFR1910.178 Federal Safety Regulations For Powered Industrial Trucks (Forkilfts)
  • Have Thousands of Hours of Hands-On Work Experience Operated Gantry Cranes in an Industrial Work Environment Manufacturing Cranes and Forklift Drive Train Components
  • Have Operated Thousands of Hours of Experience Operating Overhead Gantry Cranes; Have Design Engineering Experience In Overhead Gantry Cranes
  • OSHA 29CFR1910 General Industrial Safety Regulations Interpretations
  • OSHA 29CFR1926 Construction Accidents Safety Regulations Interpretations
  • OSHA 29CFR1928 Agricultural Industry Interpretations
  • OSHA Safety Signage and Labeling Requirements
  • ANSI, SAE, PCSA, ASME, UL, ISO Standards Interpretations
  • Crane Institute of America Policies and Procedures
  • Crane Accident Hazards and Root Cause Analyses
  • Crane General Requirements
  • Crane Load Handling Requirements and Analyses
  • Crane Operator Training and Training Program Requirements and Analyses
  • Crane Operations Requirements and Analyses
  • Crane Traveling Requirements and Analyses
  • Crane Stability Requirements and Analyses
  • Crane Design Requirements and Analyses
  • Crane Below-The-Hook Lifting Devices Design Requirements and Analyses
  • Crane Hoisting Equipment Requirements and Analyses
  • Crane Warning Device Requirements and Analyses
  • Crane Inspection Requirements and Analyses
  • Crane Testing Requirements and Analyses
  • Crane Cable Inspection Requirements and Analyses
  • Crane Standards of Care and Maintenance Requirements and Analyses
  • Crane Product Defect and Failure Analyses
  • Crane Load Rating, Operations and Load Handling Requirements and Analyses
  • Forensic Accident Scene Photography and Mapping

How can you contact The Kilpatrick Group, PA?

Our corporate office is located in Jamestown North Carolina. Please feel free to contact us any time at our office 336-841-6354 or cell phone at 336-803-1639.