Burt Thorpe, CSP, MBA, CCO

Mr. Burt Thorpe, CSP, MBA, CCO

AmCrane
2544 Stoneview Rd.
Orlando , FL 32806
Mobile: 407-709-3268

Introduction

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Areas of Expertise

  • Construction Safety
  • Cranes
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Forklifts
  • Lifts

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: CSP - Certified Safety Professional - by ASSE
CEM - Certified Equipment Manager - by AEMP
CCO - Certified Crane Operator - Tower Crane & All Mobile Cranes
CCO – Certified Signal Person (non-renewed)
CCO – Certified Rigger (non-renewed)
CCO – Certified Mobile Crane Inspector
CCI – Certified Crane Inspector – by CICB
CCS – Certified Crane Surveyor - Crane Certification Assn of America
CHI – Certified Home Inspector – State of Florida (inactive)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Crane Certification Assn. of America (CCAA) Officer & Board Member
Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP)
Florida Crane Safety Alliance (OSHA)
Florida Crane Owner’s Conference (FCOC)
AGC Construction Safety Group (AGC)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Teaching and speaking is nearly constant - 1 to 4 day classes and seminars
to the regular workers who actually do the work and make up most of the jury.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: A couple dozen.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Cranes, aerial lifts, forklifts and excavations, including :
* truck cranes, crawlers cranes, rough terrain and all-terrain cranes, overhead & tower cranes,
* JLGs, scissor lifts, boom lifts, bucket trucks, aerial work platforms, and,
* excavators, backhoes,front-end loaders, skid steer loaders, concrete pump trucks,
* plus all the rigging and heavy truck hauling associated with the business.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: About 50%.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately the other 50%.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Several dozen, please call for a prior case list.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Last month.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: I understand I was qualified in all instances.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Maybe 1 dozen.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: It started about 1990.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: All the above.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: My hourly rate is $250./hr., same for all activities both in and out of court, including case review, depositions and travel time.
My retainer is $2,500. after spending up to 2 hours reviewing the material to determine that there is a case that I can contribute to, that we can work together, and that there are no conflicts - all without charge if I am not retained.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $250/hr. for all activities.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $250/hr. for all activities.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $250/hr. for all activities.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Actual out-of-pocket expenses.

References

Please call for the "Prior Cases" list.
Thank you.