Madden Forensic Engineering (MAAFE) - Workplace Accidents - Industrial, Commercial, Construction, etc.
Phone: (440) 838-1191
Work in this area generally covers: 
  • determining whether:
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conformed with applicable:
  • facility design 
  • facility operations 
  • equipment
  • procedures 
Reconstruction of such accidents determines whether the facilities or equipment caused or contributed to the accident. Work in this area also generally includes determining whether revision of the facilities, operation, equipment or procedures was required for safety.  
  • accepted engineering practices
  • codes, standards and regulations
specifically for the safety of: 
  • industrial facilities and operations
  • commercial facilities and operations
  • construction facilities and activities
  • evaluating safety design and safety procedures for industrial facility operations, including manufacturing facility operations, against accepted safety standards 
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  • determining applicability and compliance with OSHA Regulations for industrial and construction activities,   facilities and sites  
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  • determining applicability and compliance with state regulations for industrial and construction activities,      facilities and sites, such as the Industrial Commission of Ohio Specific Safety Requirements 
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  • determining applicability and compliance with industry, technical organization and (other) governmental      codes, standards and recommended practices for industrial, commercial and construction activities and      facilities and sites 
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  • determining application of generally accepted standards for the safety of equipment and facilities  
  • determining whether equipment was properly installed  
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  • determining whether safety equipment (including safeguards such as barrier guards, light curtains, dual      operating buttons, etc.) and safety instrumentation had been in place and were properly used
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  • determining whether safety procedures had been in place and were properly used 
  • determining whether ventilation was properly used, where this is a safety issue  
  • determining whether drainage and sewer connections were effective and safe, where this is a safety issue.
  • accidents involving industrial, commercial and construction equipment* 
  • exposures to chemical vapors
  • operations resulting in asphyxiation
  • liquid spills causing burns
  • runaway chemical reactions not fully protected by overpressure protection devices 
  • incorrect discharge of fire protection sprinkler system
  • falls from scaffolding and ladders
  • falls through walking surface openings
  • falls through failed walking surfaces
  • falls into flumes (persons and persons on equipment)
  • tank explosions, including during cutting
  • rupture of natural gas pipeline with fire and explosion
  • restaurant, and commercial laundry operations, resulting in fire and/or explosion
  • indoor and outdoor construction sites
  • farms and tree-cutting locations
  • drilling sites, mining sites
  • steel mills, steel processing facilities, metal working facilities
  • rubber and plastics processing facilities
  • facilities manufacturing plastic, rubber, wood and metal products,                                                                      for consumer, commercial, and industrial use
  • chemical manufacturing facilities
  • warehouses
  • commercial laundry
  • restaurants
  • scrap salvage facilities
  • outdoor storage facilities
  • similar industrial and commercial facilities and outdoor worksites.  
  • persons employed by the owner or operator of the facility or site, or a construction contractor/sub-contractor, with injuries  due to defects of equipment, etc. provided by parties other than the employer
  • persons not employed by the owner or operator of the facility or site, or a construction contractor/sub-contractor with injuries due to the actions or inactions of any of the parties
MAAFE
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Accident
Analysis &  
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  Examples of persons involved in analyzed accidents
                               see examples of analyzed accidents and involved facilities in previous 2 sections above
  Examples of Accidents Analyzed
                                    ● see examples of facilities in which analyzed accidents occurred, in next section below
  Examples of facilities and sites at which analyzed accidents occurred
                                       see examples of persons involved in analyzed accidents in next section below
  Examples of Analyses to Address Issues for Industrial and Commercial Operations, Construction 
     Activities, Commercial and Industrial Facility Design and Workplace Accidents
  Our Engineering Analysis of Industrial and Commercial Operations, Construction 
     Activities, Commercial and Industrial Facility Design and Workplace Accidents
Our Engineering Analyses of Industrial and Commercial Operations, Construction Activities, Commercial and Industrial Facility Design and Workplace Accidents include, as appropriate, investigation, engineering analysis and reconstruction of the accident, as required to address the issues. Our analysis includes determination of adherence to the Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA) Code and any state and local regulations for industrial and commercial operations and facilities, and construction activities.
See the next section "Examples of Analyses to Address Issues ..." for more information on the analyses.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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<< click for examples of Accidents analyzed
<< click for examples of Facilities involved in accidents
<< click for examples of Persons involved in accidents
See the previous section "Our Engineering Analysis ..." for more information on the analyses.
<< click for a description of the typical activities and work performed
<< click for examples of Accidents analyzed
<< click for examples of Facilities involved in accidents
<< click for examples of Persons involved in accidents
see the section below for  examples of persons involved in which accidents - see the section above for  examples of accidents analyzed
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<< click for additional information on the engineering analyses
Table of Contents - Accidents in Industrial, Commercial, Construction and similar Workplaces, with related Subjects - links to content on this page 
Industrial, Commercial and Construction Accidents
Madden Accident Analysis & Forensic Engineering, through its Senior Forensic Engineer, James D. Madden, P.E., a licensed professional engineer, has performed Accident Investigations, Engineering Analyses and Accident Reconstructions for accidents, incidents and cases in the metropolitan areas of Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Toledo, Warren, Youngstown, Mansfield, Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Lima, Findlay, Marietta and Steubenville, as well elsewhere throughout Ohio, and the metropolitan areas of Pittsburgh and Erie, as well as elsewhere throughout western and central Pennsylvania, and the metropolitan areas of Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Flint and Port Huron, as well as elsewhere in southern Michigan, and the metropolitan areas of Buffalo and Syracuse, as well as elsewhere in western and central New York state. In many of these areas James D. Madden, P.E. has provided expert reports and testified in the capacity of an Expert Witness in court proceedings, including depositions, arbitrations and/or trials.  
Madden Accident Analysis & Forensic Engineering, through its Senior Forensic Engineer James D. Madden, P.E., is available for Accident Investigations, Engineering Analyses, Accident Reconstructions, and testimony in deposition, arbitration and trial, for cases located throughout North America.
Consultation is available before starting a case. We invite you to
consult with us. There is no charge for an initial phone consultation.
Call us, or if you prefer we can schedule the consultation in advance.
Consultation with James D. Madden, PE, a Professional Engineer, and Forensic
Engineering Consulting and Testifying Expert Witness, is available to the client at all
times during the work - before, during, and after the investigation,
engineering analysis, reconstruction, report, and any other work on the case.
Phone: (440) 838-1191
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Over the last 30 years we have regularly worked on accidents which occurred in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New York and nearby, including inspections of accident sites, equipment, and facilities, with reports and testimony. During these 30 years we have also worked on accidents which occurred in other states, and equipment and facilities located in other states, with inspections of accident sites, equipment, and facilities, from Utah and Kansas to Vermont and North Carolina, with reports and testimony for these accidents, when applicable.
  Geographic Area of Practice - North America 
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We present the results of our investigations, engineering analyses and reconstructions in 
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  Presentation of results of our work
  Our Typical Work Activities and Products, when warranted by the case
  written reports and affidavits
  deposition testimony, including video deposition
  trial testimony and arbitration testimony
The qualifications of James D. Madden, P.E., Senior Forensic Engineer, Consulting and Testifying
Forensic Engineer and Accident Reconstruction Engineer, are listed on the Qualifications Page .                                                                                                                      Click on the underlined text^^^^.
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  Our Forensic Engineering Work - number of  ● Cases  ● Reports  ● Affidavits  ● Testimonies  
  Experience & Qualifications in regard to Industrial, Commercial and Construction Accident
  Our Work with Workplace Accidents, including SafeguardsWarnings and Codes and Standards
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  Examples of Issues Analyzed
  Examples of Workplace Accidents Analyzed
  Examples of Facilities involved in Accidents
  Examples of Persons involved in Accidents
  Our Typical Work Activities and Products
  Presentation of The Results of Our Work
  Other Experience & Qualifications
  Geographic Area available for Work
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  Our Engineering Analysis of Operations, Activities and Facilities associated with Workplace Accidents
Phone: (440) 838-1191
Phone: (440) 838-1191
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Workplace Accidents
Also see the "Premises, Bldg., Property" page on this website, for accidents in workplaces involving premises features.
Our work investigating, analyzing and reconstructing accidents, and presenting the results, may include any 
or all of the following, depending on the needs of the case: 
  inspection of the accident site, such as a roadway, outdoor facilities, building or industrial facilities
  interviewing witnesses (often during the inspection of the accident site, product and/or equipment)
coordinating or interfacing with others while they are preparing specialized exhibits such as video animations and videos of demonstrations
review and study of case documents, evidence and applicable codes, standards, regulations and recommended practices
  written reports and affidavits, and exhibits
drawings, calculations, graphical analyses, computer analyses, etc. as required to analyze and reconstruct the accident, and to present the engineering analysis and reconstruction
  testing accident items and exemplar items (such as consumer products)
  photography and/or video of the accident site and involved equipment
  testimony in deposition, trial and arbitration




inspection of the involved equipment, in current condition, including in damaged condition (such as crashed vehicles); and when available for operation, during operation (such as industrial equipment)
For examples of this equipment see Industrial, Commercial, Construction Equipment in a separate website. This website page will open in a separate browser tab, available side-by-side with the present website. 
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Analysis of Workplace Accidents includes analysis of the Workplace Sites, Facilities, and Equipment, and the Worker Activities and Work Operations at these Facilities and Sites
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Madden Accident Analysis & Forensic Engineering
over 30 Years Investigating, Analyzing, Reconstructing & Testifying about Accidents
Forensic Engineering & Scientific Accident Reconstruction
Madden Accident Analysis & Forensic Engineering
1700 West Market Street, Suite 318, Akron, Ohio 44313, or
8803 Brecksville Road, Suite 7-216, Cleveland, Ohio 44141
phone: 440-838-0640 or 440-832-9540 fax: 440-838-1192
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Madden Accident Analysis & Forensic Engineering, through its Senior Forensic Engineer, James D. Madden, P.E., a licensed professional engineer, has performed Accident Investigations, Engineering Analyses and Accident Reconstructions routinely for accidents, incidents and cases located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York, in the technical areas which are noted in this website, as well as providing expert reports and testifying in court proceedings in these states in the capacity of an Expert Witness, including depositions, arbitrations and/or trials, with Forensic Engineering work also performed in, and/or for cases in, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Vermont, Kansas and Utah, with testimony in court in Kansas
Free Initial Phone Consultation - Fixed Fee Preliminary Accident Evaluation
working in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and elsewhere in USA, from Cleveland and Akron, Ohio
took extensive college coursework in engineering design of industrial facilities and equipment and the operation of industrial equipment and facilities
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  Experience and Qualifications of James D. Madden, P.E. in regard to Industrial, Commercial        and similar Operations; Construction and similar Activities; Commercial, Industrial and              similar Facility Design, as involved in Workplace Accidents
worked in industrial facilitiesdesigned industrial facilities, and assisted in construction during 17 years working in industrial operations and design engineering
  attended engineering seminars presented by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers
regularly attend additional technical courses and seminars each year to meet the requirements for continuing engineering education for the Professional Engineer's license
  over 40 years of engineering experience, with: 
  17 years experience in industrial operations, engineering design and construction assistance 
  30 years experience in forensic engineering, including:  
  working on over 1000 cases
  issuing over 600 reports and over 60 affidavits
  testifying in over 90 depositions and over 75 trials
over 155 incidents involving industrial, commercial and similar operations, construction and similar activities, and commercial, industrial and similar facility design have been investigated, analyzed and reconstructed as part of the forensic engineering work during the last 30 years
  
  
earned 2 Engineering degrees, Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering, and took additional post-degree coursework, with coursework in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering mechanics, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and normal psychology
at the start of forensic work, completed refresher and additional post-degree college credit coursework and continuing education coursework in mechanical engineering, metallurgy and materials
earned the Professional Engineers license (P.E.) by taking the National Council of Engineering Examiners' (NCEE) examination in Fundamentals of Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering sections of the NCEE examination in Principles and Practices of Engineering
designated a Diplomate Forensic Engineer by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers in accordance with the standards of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB)
  
  
  
  
  
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Summary of Our Work with Industrial, Commercial, Construction, and similar Workplace Facilities, Operations and Activities - includes investi-gation and engineering analysis of industrial, commercial, and similar facility opera-tions, designs and conditions, and construction site and similar site conditions and activities, and reconstruction of accidents at these facilities and sites, with these operations and activities. 
Our work includes assessment of the effectiveness of the design for safety and the use of safeguards and warnings, and the adherence to applicable codes, standards, regulations and recommended practices, for the equipment and facilities and the operations and activi-ties. Our work includes assessment of the activities of the persons involved in the accident, as these activities relate to the accident. 
In regard to the facilities and workplace components analyzed, the work on this page co-vers issues which are more specific to special characteristics and operations of industrial, commercial and similar facilities and construction, agricultural and similar sites. Details of many of the aspects of workplace accidents are covered on other pages in this website, which are listed on the left sidebar, and in the Table of Contents
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* in work in all specialties  **as of 12/2007  ***as of 12/2019
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James D. Madden, P.E., while performing Forensic Engineering work full-time for more 
than 30 years, for both plaintiff and defendant, has*:
  Forensic Engineering Work by Senior Forensic Engineer James D. Madden, P.E. 
  completed over 1000 cases**
  written and issued over 600 reports** 
  testified in over 100 depositions***
  written and issued over 60 affidavits**
  testified in over 90 trials***
Madden Accident Analysis & Forensic Engineering, during a more than 30 year practice in Forensic Engineering, has investigated, analyzed and reconstructed Workplace Accidents in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other nearby states, and a num-ber of other states from Utah to Pennsylvania. We perform work for plaintiffs and defendants, in civil and criminal litigation, and other dispute resolution. We are available for forensic engineering work throughout the United States. We are currently available for Workplace Accident cases. 
We have analyzed accidents at workplaces for various industrial operations and commercial facilities, as well as accidents at construction sites, drilling and min-ing operations, forestry and agricultural sites, and other outdoor workplace loca-tions. These workplace accidents have included accidents involving machinery, mechanical equipment, combustion equipment, and various components of the workplace facility or location. These workplace accidents have also included accidents involving contact with, and/or escape of, chemicals, gases or other hazardous materials, with or without fire or explosion. Our engineering analysis includes consideration of the relation of the accident to injury or death, whether from physical trauma or contact with chemicals, gases (e.g. carbon monoxide), or other hazardous materials, or from fire and/or explosion. Our engineering an-alysis includes accident analysis and accident reconstruction, and analysis of the safety of equipment, materials, plants, factories, and other facilities and loca-tions involved in workplace accidents. In particular, our engineering analysis includes evaluation of: (a) the use of proper safety design principles; (b) the use of proper machine guards, safeguards, and warnings; and, (c) the adherence to the requirements of code and standards for the equipment, facilities, and materi-als used at the workplace. Our engineering analysis includes consideration of: (a) human factors; (b) the actions of persons in accidents; (c) the policies and procedures controlling and influencing personnel activities; and, (d) the opera-tion, and failures, of machinery and equipment, and failures of structure, and other components of the workplace facility or location. 
In regard to the results of our work, we provide consultation, expert reports, affi-davits and testimony. Testimony has been provided in depositions, arbitrations, hearings, and in trials, including in courts in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and in a num-ber of other states from Kansas to Pennsylvania. 
Investigations and inspections are a part of our engineering analysis of work-place accidents. This includes inspections of the sites of accidents, and also in-spections of machinery, equipment, materials, buildings, plants, factories, pro-perties, etc. involved in accidents, through hands-on inspections, and also through the study of photographic and video documentation of accident sites and machinery, equipment, facilities, etc., involved in accidents. The hands-on inspections augment (and are integrated with) the evidence otherwise docu-mented for the accident. Also included in the investigations are investigations of processes, procedures and activities involved in accidents. Forensic engineer-ing analysis and accident reconstruction have been performed, as appropriate, in the vicinity of the accidents, and also at our offices in the Akron and Cleve-land, Ohio areas. 
This page in this website covers the broadest aspects of workplace accidents. Other pages in this website cover many of the components of workplace acci-dents in more detail, such as equipment and machinery, buildings and struc-tures, etc. There are links to all these components of workplace accidents in the left sidebar with the yellow background at the top left of this page. The same left sidebar is at the same location on all the other pages of this website. 
The Scope of our Work and Services is discussed in more detail on the "Scope of Work & Services ..." page in this website, which is listed at the top of the left sidebar on this page and the other pages in this website. 
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