Crane Accidents

Our experts provide scientific analysis to communicate the engineering and series of events that lead to destructive crane accidents.


Knott Laboratory’s crane accident experts provide the utmost degree of excellence and integrity in scientifically conducting forensic investigations to determine the cause and origin of crane accidents. Knott Laboratory’s expert engineers provide scientific analysis, accident reconstruction, specialized testing, expert testimony, and courtroom presentations that clearly communicate the complex engineering and series of events that lead to destructive accidents.

The goal of Knott Laboratory’s team of highly qualified forensic engineers is to provide our clients with forensic information so they can argue their cases with confidence, secure in the knowledge that their claims are grounded in unbiased, solid, scientific analysis.

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Since 1982, Knott Laboratory has been providing comprehensive forensic engineering and computer animation services to reconstruct accidents.

High Profile Cases

Knott Laboratory has become the leader in forensic engineering and computer animation by investigating high profile cases and conveying our analysis effectively during litigation.

Experts in the Field

Our forensic engineers are experts in accident reconstruction, failure analysis and cause & origin. Our forensic engineers work directly with our in-house animation department to create state-of-the-art forensic animations for use in court, arbitration, mediation or settlement negotiations.

Richard M. Ziernicki, Ph.D., P.E.

President & CEO, Principal Mechanical Engineer

(303) 925-1900
rziernicki@knottlab.com

Ben T. Railsback, M.S., P.E.

Director of Mechanical Engineering

(303) 925-1900
brailsback@knottlab.com

Steve D. Knapp, P.E., CFEI, CVFI

Senior Engineer

(303) 925-1900
sknapp@knottlab.com

William H. Pierce, P.E.

Senior Engineer

(303) 925-1900
wpierce@knottlab.com

Ricky L. Nguyen, M.S., P.E.

Mechanical Engineer

(303) 925-1900
rnguyen@knottlab.com

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