Manning Buske Forensics
is an industry leader in the area of forensic engineering. Some of our specialties include: Machine Safety, Workplace Safety, Fire Investigations, Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, Computer Simulation, Courtroom Displays, Metallurgy Science, Fire and Smoke Computer Simulation, Water Losses, Code Compliance and Stereo Photogrammetry. Our experts are able to assist you in research, analysis, investigations, subrogation, expert witness and much more. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.
MB Forensics offers expertise in determining the cause of large loss fires, commercial fires, restaurant fires, and vehicle fires.
This is a more sophisticated technique than simple photogrammetry, involving estimating the three-dimensional coordinates of points on an object. These are determined by measurements made in two or more photographic images taken from different positions. Common points are identified on each image. A line of sight can be constructed from the camera location to the point on the object. It is the intersection of these rays (triangulation) that determines the three-dimensional location of the point.
At MB Forensics we can explain the most intricate mechanisms in an easy to understand format. By creating a 3D cutaway, then animating it to show it’s function, we have successfully explained complex systems to nontechnical audiences. With a 5000SF Multi-Bay Facility, Vehicle Bay and Lab Area, no display is outside of our realm.
Manning Buske Forensics engineers are experts in Code Compliance and how they affect the potential for losses and subrogation potential.
*Building Codes *Electrical Codes *Mechanical Codes *Plumbing Codes *Fire Suppression Codes *Health and Safety Codes *Fuel Codes
*ASME *ANSI*CAL/OSHA *SAE *ASHRAE *NEMA *IEEE *UL *NIST
Water loss claims are on the rise. Many times faulty materials are to blame. Our experienced engineers know what to look for. New homes now commonly have wet bars, icemakers, water filter systems, soft water systems and fire sprinklers. All of these new items are contributing to the increased risk.
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian v. Vehicle
- Truck Accidents
- Vehicle Inspections
- Brake Inspections
- Instrumentation & Data Logging
- Crash Data Retrieval
- PC Simulations
Computer Simulation FEA
- Satisfy legal requirements (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Find out what happened and determine immediate and underlying or root causes
- Rethink the safety hazard
- Introduce ways to prevent a re-occurrence
- Establish training needs
- Establish ways to prevent the accident in the future. An accident, a near miss and an incident should all be investigated. Accident investigations are a tool for uncovering hazards that either were missed earlier or require new controls (policies, procedures or personal protective equipment). Near-miss reporting and investigation identify and control safety or health hazards before they cause a more serious incident.
When an accident occurs, do the following:
- Conduct an investigation as soon as possible following the event to gather all the necessary facts, determine the true causes of the event, and develop recommendations to prevent a recurrence.
- Get there as quickly as possible.
- Ensure area is safe to enter.
- Make sure injured person has first-aid or medical attention required.
- Look for witnesses.
- Record the scene with photos (ideally date and time printed) or sketches.
- Safeguard any evidence.
- Establish what happened.
- Machine Defects & Guarding
- Design defects in engineering
- Machine guarding and safety
- Code and OSHA compliance
- Interlocked guard systems
- California Labor Code Section 4558