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  • Cause Analysis
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  • Fires and Explosions
  • Industrial Losses

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Barge Foundering

Most of the time, damages to marine vessels and structures are straight forward: there’s a collision, allision, or sinking due to mechanical failure, procedural failure, negligence, or an unfortunate concurrence of events. The involved vessels/structures are damaged, the damages are tallied up, and...

Static Ignition of Gasoline

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Richard T. Edwards, P.E.

EDT was called to investigate a case where a victim was burned at a gas station due to static ignition of gasoline. Based on the measurements and the unique circumstances, we found that the victim created a static charge when he left the nozzle still pumping gas to return to his driver seat...

Furnace Safety Devices

Earlier this year, I was called to investigate a fire in an attic of a single story home. The fire damage was minimal, mostly related to smoke. The residence was occupied at the time of the fire, and the occupants turned the furnace electrical breaker off when they observed smoke coming out of the...

How Old is Old?

When working on scope of damage/value of loss files, I am frequently asked how long should electrical equipment last? In this case, I was tasked with a fire origin and cause in a lumber yard. Upon first look, it was obvious that this was not actually a fire - it was something else...