R. Kevin Smith PE, BSME, MMAE
, has been a specialist in Engineering Forensic Safety and Design
for 35 years. He has consulted on over a 1,000 matters nationwide.
Mr. Smith is a registered professional engineer and holds a BSME and MMAE from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He specializes in Material Handling Equipment Safety
, including lift trucks, dock safety, truck loading, conveyors, and aerial work platform safety.
Mr. has been actively involved as a member of the committee that writes the Safety Standard for Low Lift and High Lift Trucks (ASME/ANSI B56.1) for over 30 years. He also serves on the B56.6 committee (rough terrain lift trucks) and the ANSI A92.5 and A92.6 subcommittees (self-propelled elevating work platforms).
- Mr. Smith formerly worked for Triodyne, Inc. for over 15 years as a forensic engineer/principal engineer. As President of R. K. Smith Engineering Inc., he currently has a laboratory for examination and testing, and owns or has access to varied testing equipment and tools.
Kevin Smith has testified at depositions and trials on several hundred matters. He has performed hundreds of investigations into product failures involving injury and property damage, and has reconstructed numerous accidents. His expertise is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Mr. Smith also is on the Adjunct Math faculty at Prairie State College.
Areas of Expertise
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- Forklift Trucks
- Aerial Work Platform Lifts
- Product Testing
- Material Handling / Lifting / Rigging Equipment
- Accident Reconstruction
- Machine Guarding
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