Dennis W. Eckstine

Dennis W. Eckstine

Eckstine & Associates, Inc.
10817 Partridge Drive
Waynesboro, PA 17268
Office: 717-762-1555
Fax: 717-762-9055

Dennis Eckstine has over 30 years experience in engineering, quality, and product safety including company representative at trial for equipment manufacturers. He has expertise and extensive experience with cranes, aerial platforms, lifts, trucks, farm wagons, roll-backs, carriers, fire ladders, batteries, paper machines, rollers and other construction, industrial and agricultural products. Through his active involvement in current standards committees, his education, and his engineering and product safety experience at major manufacturers he brings a solid scientific and practical background to his clients.

He was previously Vice President, Senior Director of Product Safety & Reliability, and Director of Engineering Administration for different major manufacturers. He possesses a BSME and MBA. Mr. Eckstine started as a full time employee in the construction equipment industry in 1971 for Grove.

He is currently a member of numerous committees within the organizations of American National Standards Institute, Society of Automotive Engineering, ISO, and National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Mr. Eckstine is also the International Chairman of ISO TC 214 for Elevating Work Platforms, International Chairman of ISO TC 96 SC 6 for Mobile Cranes, and a Commissioner of CCO.

Eckstine & Associates, Inc. performs complete case analyses, inspections, test development, reconstruction, exhibit preparation and court testimony.

Eckstine & Associates, Inc. are experts on the safe use, training, and design of various types of lifting equipment including the following:

Crane and Rigging experts; ANSI / ASME B30 Standards:

Mobile Hydraulic Crane Expert
All Terrain Crane Expert
Articulating Boom Crane Expert
Boom Truck Crane Expert
Crawler Crane Expert
Hydraulic Truck Crane Expert
Industrial Crane Expert
Lattice Boom Truck Crane Expert
Rough Terrain Crane Expert
Truck Mounted Crane Expert
Truck Derrick Crane Expert
Tower Crane Expert
Rigging Hardware Expert

Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP); Aerial Lift Experts; ANSI / SAIA A92 Standards:

Aerial Device /Bucket Truck Expert
Manually Propelled Aerial Work Platform / Aerial Lift Expert
Boom Lift / Aerial Lift Expert
Scissor Lift /Aerial Lifts Expert

Forklift Experts; ANSI / ITSDF B56:

Electric Motor Rider Forklift Expert
Electric Motor Walkie Forklift Expert
Internal Combustion Engine Rider Forklift Expert
Rough Terrain Forklift Expert

Experts on the safe use and design of Heavy Construction Equipment:

Backhoe Expert
Crawler Loader Expert
Crawler Tractor Expert
Excavator Expert
Skid Steer Loader Expert
Wheel Loader Expert

Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Automotive
  • Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
  • Construction
  • Construction Damages
  • Construction Safety
  • Cranes
  • Demonstrative Evidence/Exhibits
  • Elevator & Escalator
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Ergonomics
  • Failure Analysis
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Forklifts
  • Human Factors
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Insurance Customs & Practices
  • Labels & Warnings
  • Ladders & Scaffolds
  • Lifts
  • Machine Guarding
  • Machinery & Equipment Appraisal
  • Materials
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Occupational Medicine
  • OSHA
  • Personal Injury
  • Power Tools
  • Products Liability
  • Safety
  • Safety Engineering
  • Scheduling Delay & Analysis
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Structural Engineering
  • Tractors
  • Traffic/Highway Safety
  • Utilities
  • Walking & Working Surfaces
  • Wrongful Death


References upon request.