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Inappropriate Buffer Zones in Sports and Recreation May Lead to Litigation

TASA ID: 658

A young girl in a daycare gymnasium ran to access a low trampoline which was in close proximity to an unpadded wall.  She tripped on the egress of the mat ramp, sustaining a head injury.  Three of the gymnasium walls were padded, while the fourth was not padded, thus creating a double standard of care. There have been many sport/recreation litigation cases in which the proximate cause for the injury is related directly to inappropriate safety zones on the court or field, or in the gym.

Forensic Engineering Investigation of a Long Span Wooden Truss Failure During Erection

TASA ID: 1134

With about one third of the long span wood trusses in place for a 60' by 100' building being constructed as a convenience store, the trusses already erected fell over like dominos injuring three laborers.  The three workers sued a number of parties involved in the project including the crane rental company and the manufacturer and supplier of the trusses, claiming that they shared responsibility for the accident and that they should have taken action to prevent the collapse. The author was retained as an expert witness for the crane rental company.  Investigation and analysis of available facts established that the crane rental company was not responsible and should have had no liability.
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