Construction Accident Expert

4,383 workers were killed on the job in construction accidents in 2012  (3.2 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers) – on average, more than 84 a week or nearly 12 deaths every day. Sadly, no construction accident expert can help them now. Out of  3,945 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2012, 775 or 19.6% were in construction. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for nearly three out of five (56%). (OSHA,

Mr. Graham is an OSHA-30 Certified construction accident expert conducting real-time and forensic investigations. His 35 years in the construction industry includes eight-years as a field mechanic, and fifteen-years as a Senior Project Manager, on hundreds of projects, the sort of experience book-engineers simply don’t have. He has testified  for thirty different attorney firms, serving both plaintiffs and defendants, in several states, and in Federal court.

Graham’s industry specific experience makes him a unique construction accident expert. His areas of focus as an expert in safety include:

  • Fall Hazards
  • Health Hazards
  • Electrocution
  • Caught by or Between Hazards
  • Struck by Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Stairs & Ladders
  • Material Handling
  • Fire Prevention
  • Excavations
  • Scaffolding
  • Concrete
  • Hand & Power Tools
  • Steel
  • Welding
  • Confined Spaces
  • Ergonomics

Mr. Graham has prepared several construction expert reports from forensic documentation – as the conditions of any occurence site are seldom accessible to the expert before they change.

Yet, he knows that safety translates across every site and work condition possible in order to establish best practices, as well as laws governing job-sites.

Mr. Graham has been retained as a construction accident expert to prepare an expert report pertaining to

  • a worker on a roof falling through a partially and improperly covered penetration
  • a demolition worker crushed between a compactor and drunk driver
  • a lathe inspector impaling himself while tip-toing across a re-bar mat
  • a hotel guest injured as a consequence of faulty equipment

“my diverse industry background as a mechanic, researcher, and project controls expert gives me insights from different perspectives, which makes me the perfect ‘hybrid-expert.’

-D. Graham

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