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Mr. Ken Smith has over 35 years of experience designing and analyzing mechanical systems, managing technical projects, and providing professional consulting services. He has been a project manager for ship design and construction, and has led teams developing shipboard waste processing equipment from concept to product manufacturing. He has audited and assisted in the development of quality assurance programs, and has provided process control and safety audits at industrial and manufacturing facilities. His career has included operations, design, manufacturing, project management, and consulting.
He has performed failure analysis of a variety of processes, mechanical systems, and equipment. Failure scenarios have included unexpected or premature equipment failures, failures associated with an accident or major property loss, or associated with damage incurred during transport (ocean, highway and rail) or delivery. Equipment failures have involved manufacturing equipment, marine and power plant engines, ship machinery, industrial machinery, cranes, elevators, rigging, and a variety of consumer products. Mr. Smith has provided written and verbal reports of findings, and has testified as an expert in both state and federal courts.
Mr. Smith has investigated personal injuries associated with consumer products, industrial accidents, marine cargo and crew claims, specialty vehicle accidents, and aircraft accidents. He has participated in product development, evaluated new products prior to manufacturing, and consulted and approved warnings for on-product marking, as well as for technical manuals. He has investigated and reconstructed accidents attributed to fitness equipment, consumer products, and workplace (OSHA) accidents.
In addition to accident investigation, Mr. Smith has performed industrial consulting including laboratory analysis, field-testing, scene surveys, material handling design, and product testing. He has provided process and equipment design and safety recommendations to facilities operators, and litigation related reports and expert testimony. The general categories of his expertise include commercial and recreational marine, admiralty issues, vessel operation and safety, product liability, work place safety, project contract dispute resolution, and material handling. His product-related cases have included factory equipment, ships and boats, appliances, consumer products, exercise equipment, weight-handling equipment, and elevators.
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