Madden Forensic Engineering - Forensic Specialties Described, with Engineer's Qualifications
  took extensive college coursework in engineering design of equipment
took 16 college courses in mathematics, physics and engineering mechanics, the scientific bases for traffic accident reconstruction
  designed facilities and analyzed facilities for safety during 15 1/2 years of working in design engineering
extensive college coursework in engineering design of industrial facilities and equipment and the operation of industrial equipment and facilities
took 4 college courses in physics and 8 college courses in chemistry, including coverage of the physics and chemical reactions associated with fires and explosions
  ● Products Liability and Consumer Products  ●  Equipment and Equipment Systems
  Traffic Crashes, Collisions, Accidents  - Motor Vehicle Accidents
  Premises Liability  ▪  Building and Property Safety   ▪  Slips and Falls   ▪  Trips and Falls  
      ▪ Falls from Heights
  Industrial, and Commercial Operations and Construction Activities  
    Commercial and Industrial Facility Design    ▪   Workplace Accidents
  Industrial and Equipment Fires and Explosions     ●    Incidents of Hazardous Combustion 
            ● including combustion equipment explosions, such as  furnace and boiler explosions 
                 ● including furnace flue and HVAC malfunctions with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning 
                      ● including carbon monoxide poisoning from other combustion equipment 
  Human Factors, the interdisciplinary science of the human-object interface, and particularly 
      the safety aspects of this interface, combining Normal Psychology with Engineering 
Phone: (440) 838-1191
over 450 traffic accidents (number worked as of 2007) have been investigated and reconstructed to date as part of the forensic engineering work, including consideration of highway design and safety issues, such as geometric configuration, signage, striping (painted lines on the road surface), traffic controls, and conformance to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and highway design standards 
  Technical Accident Investigation (2 weeks)
See details of this work on the Engineering Design page and the Employment History page.
acquired personal knowledge of Human Factors in practice and the human-machine and human-facility interfaces while working in industrial facilities, for 1 1/2 years full time and then at a number of times over the following 15 1/2 years during shorter work periods at industrial facilities, up to 3 months at a time, which directly built on the education in the principles of Human Factors acquired in college coursework in Engineering and Normal Psychology
Human Factors has been routinely used as an integral part of our forensic engineering work over the last 35 years, in the engineering analysis of accidents, consumer products, industrial and commercial equipment, and facilities involved in accidents, including the analysis of Safeguards and Warnings when they are present, and the analysis for the need for additional or alternate Safeguards and Warnings. Human Factors is an integral part of the engineering analysis of Safeguards and Warnings, and their use, and the analysis for the need for Safeguards and Warnings. 
during 17 years working in industrial operations and design engineering, used Human Factors as an integral part of engineering design, including specification of Safeguards and Warnings, which requires the use of Human Factors.
  Codes, Standards and Recommended Practices 
  Safety Design ● including Safety Design Hierarchy
  Also during employment in engineering design: 
designed and presented courses to Design Engineers covering the design of safety relief devices and safety relief systems
designed specialized safety and air pollution control systems, including flares, vents, fire protection systems, including foam and gas systems, and similar systems, as well as safety devices including safety and overpressure relief valves, rupture discs, overpressure blowout panels
organized, participated in, and supervised the writing of Design Manuals for equipment, machinery, piping, valving and instrumentation to meet safety design requirements and applicable codes, standards and recommended practices
assured the technical quality of engineering designs, especially of the safety design of equipment and facilities, design of safety facilities, safeguards and warnings, through hands-on reviews and formal technical reviews and approvals of engineering designs of industrial and manufacturing facilities, piping, valving, instrumentation, equipment and machinery
organized, participated in and supervised the writing of a Design Manual for the design of boiler systems to meet safety design requirements and the ASME Boiler Code and other applicable codes and standards.
  Warnings ● including written, audible, symbols, other visual, warnings for chemicals and 
       traffic control, etc.
took college coursework in Engineering and Normal Psychology, which are the bases of Human Factors and Safety Design, which in turn are the bases for Warnings
took college coursework in Engineering and Normal Psychology, including engineering design coursework, which are the bases of both Human Factors and Safety Design
earned 2 Engineering degrees, Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering ▪ also have taken additional post-degrees college coursework, short courses and seminars on technical subjects over the years 
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
  inspection of the involved equipment, during operation (such as industrial equipment), or in damaged
                                                                       condition (such as crashed vehicles)
  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 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
  Our Typical Work Activities and Products, when warranted by the case
  earned Professional Engineers license, earned Diplomate Forensic Engineer designation
designed and specified equipment, and equipment systems, including instrumentation and controls, warnings and safeguards, during 17 years working in industrial operations and design engineering