Category: Forensic and Insurance

Case Study- ATV Fatality

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Allan R. Nelson investigated an ATV fatality. Two workers near Innisfail were loading an ATV onto a truck using two ramps. The ramps were improperly secured, and the ATV rolled during the loading operation, fatally injuring the driver. We were able to demonstrate that the ramps were in poor condition, poorly labeled, and ill equipped […]

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Rollover of Hydraulic Rig and Trailer

A truck was leaving a truck stop just outside of Edmonton, Alberta, carrying a hydraulic drilling rig. The truck had a jeep style trailer attached. As they exited the truck stop, a major component of the trailer carrying jeep failed. The trailer jackknifed around the truck, pulling the entire vehicle to the side of the […]

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Pack-Off Failure Investigation

During drilling, a section of drill pipe unexpectedly failed. This pipe was a rental, and we were asked to determine what had happened. It was immediately clear to us that the failed end had been highly heated. It had deformed before it failed and separated. This indicated to us that this was a pack-off failure. […]

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Fiberglass Pipeline Failure

We were approached by one of our insurance clients to investigate the failure of a fiberglass pipeline. We initially suggested they contact someone else, as we did not have the expertise in the material, and someone who did would cost our client less. However, they contacted us again. No one they could find had the […]

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Investigation of a Restaurant Fire

Allan R. Nelson Engineering investigated a fire that took place in a restaurant, leading to extensive smoke damage to the structure. We were asked determine the reason for the significant spread of smoke damage. Our investigation determined that a cover had been left off the vent system. Extensive forensic examination was required to determine that […]

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Residential Carbon Monoxide Fatality

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We were asked to investigate a residential carbon monoxide fatality. The home owner had recently had a boiler installed in his acreage home, and the insurance company believed that the boiler was the source of the problem. We were able to review the installation of the boiler and compare it to CSA code  CAN/CSA–B149.1-05. We […]

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ROPS saves a life

We recently completed an analysis and design review of a specialised Rollover Protection (ROP) System for one of our clients, much like the one pictured here. It was installed on a man carrier. Sure enough, there was a roll over incident. Due to the ROPs, no one was hurt. The ROPs was so well constructed […]

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Mobile Conveyor from Out of Country

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A client purchased a mobile sorting conveyor from the US for their operation. However, the conveyor required certification to operate in Canada. We were able to inspect the conveyor system, review the structural capacity and provide operational certification. In addition, we provided an operation, safety, and maintenance manual for the client to use.   Any […]

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Precision Rig 548 Modification

Our engineer Nikhil Nayyar recently returned from Pennsylvania, where he successfully inspected and certified Precision drilling Rig 548’s new setback capacity modification. PD rig 548 was modified to increase setback capacity from 500Kips to 550Kips. The rig was drilling at Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. The modifications were performed on the racking board, substructure setback and pony […]

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