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8/7/2009· Accident Investigation & Reconstruction

Forensic Engineering Experts: Airbags

By: Dr. Irving Ojalvo

Airbags are credited with reducing numerous injuries and saving many lives during vehicle accidents. However, there have been incidents where they do not function as intended, and have even caused injuries such as explosive powder burns, detached eye retinas, child suffocation and impact deaths.

8/7/2009· Accident Investigation & Reconstruction

Forensic Engineering Experts: Animation

By: Dr. Irving Ojalvo

Animations are useful visual tools that can help jurors understand how an incident could, or could not, have occurred. Simply describing an event in court, or showing still pictures, may be insufficient to explain a complex sequence of events.

8/3/2009· Accident Investigation & Reconstruction

Bank Fraud Using Letters of Credit: An Expert’s Perspective

By: Robert Erwin Ross

It begins by Mr. Natal walking into TheBank and requesting to open an account for his company that’s just opened a new office in town. With his bank documents, he deposits funds for several million dollars.

7/31/2009· Accident Investigation & Reconstruction

Forensic Engineering Experts: Electric Shock

By: Dr. Irving Ojalvo

Electric power and electronic appliances are so integrated with modern life that there is a high degree of likelihood that everyone will receive one or more electric shocks in a lifetime. In many cases, only trivial power levels are involved.

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7/31/2009· Accident Investigation & Reconstruction

Forensic Engineering Experts: Falls

By: Dr. Irving Ojalvo

Second only to automobile accidents, falls are the leading cause of injury and deaths. Of these, accidents due to slipping or tripping form a large proportion. Slips and trips occur on floors, streets, walkways, stairs, etc.

7/31/2009· Accident Investigation & Reconstruction

Forensic Engineering Experts: Human Factors

By: Dr. Irving Ojalvo

Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) is a branch of science, which is concerned with man’s interaction with his universe. Thus, it is not simply the study of pure science (e.g. sound or light), but rather man’s understanding and reactions (e.g. to hear and see).

7/31/2009· Accident Investigation & Reconstruction

Forensic Engineering Experts: Power Saws

By: Dr. Irving Ojalvo

Approximately 125,000 serious injuries occur in the US each year related to the use of portable and fixed power saws. Lacerations and similar injuries, such as abrasions and avulsions, account for over 90% of these, which generally occur to males and result in losses in the tens of millions of dollars annually.

7/31/2009· Accident Investigation & Reconstruction

Forensic Engineering Experts: Retail Stores

By: Dr. Irving Ojalvo

Supermarkets, pharmacies, home improvement, and department stores expose their customers to many potential accident sources such as floors and aisles, which can become unsafe, and display merchandize that can topple or cause tripping. To prevent such accidents from occurring, these establishments should maintain routine scheduled inspections to insure that unsafe conditions are detected and corrected before accidents occur.

7/31/2009· Accident Investigation & Reconstruction

Forensic Engineering Experts: Codes & Standards

By: Dr. Irving Ojalvo

Codes and standards specify criteria necessary to ensure that a product, material or process will consistently and safely perform its intended function. Although standards provide minimum design requirements, conforming to a standard is not always sufficient in preventing an accident.

7/31/2009· Accident Investigation & Reconstruction

Forensic Engineering Experts: Structural Analysis

By: Dr. Irving Ojalvo

Structural failure can often produce catastrophic results. In many cases, the damage seen after the accident is not indicative of the cause of the initial failure. Fortunately, based on physical evidence, an investigator can frequently determine how and why a structure failed.

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