Expert Witness and Engineering Expertise

Expert Witness

ESCI's staff of nationally recognized engineering and craft professionals provides expertise in the construction, operation, and maintenance of electrical utility systems from 50 volts to 765,000 volts, related Federal and State OSHA regulations, NESC, NEC, ASTM, ANSI, and IEEE standards and code requirements, and industry-accepted electric utility
work practices.

ESCI can provide investigative research and highly specialized expertise in complex occurrences involving all types of electrical accidents where trained and untrained electrical workers and the public are involved. Our experts provide field investigations, detailed reports, validated opinions, trial/deposition testimony, and in-depth litigation support involving:

  • Electrocution and contact with energized lines
    and equipment

  • Electrical accidents, incidents, and failures

  • National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) regulations

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) standards

  • American Society for Testing and Materials
    (ASTM) standards

  • Electrical equipment design, failure, and malfunctions

  • Electric utility equipment product liability

  • Accidents involving electrical utility systems

  • Defense of electric utilities relating to OSHA and State citations involving accidents and noncompliance to OSHA 1910 and OSHA 1926 Subpart V

  • System grounding and worker grounding protection

  • Contact of equipment-mounted booms with overhead energized lines


Engineering Expertise
ESCI's professional team has more than 475 years of collective experience and detailed knowledge in the following subjects:

  • Operation, maintenance, and construction of overhead and underground distribution and
    transmission systems

  • Operation, maintenance, and construction of
    electrical substations

  • Electric utility work methods development and training

  • Hot stick, rubber glove, bare-hand, and helicopter
    work methods

  • Grounding work methods and practices

  • National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)
    Code Interpretation

  • High-voltage and high-current testing
    analysis capability