Shawn Johnson

Mr. Shawn Johnson

VDA Inc.
1000 West McNab road
Pompano beach, FL 33069
Mobile: 443-377-8868
Office: 954-728-0380

Shawn has over 41 years of Elevator industry experience, which includes working with some of the largest companies in the industry, in multiple business sectors Construction, Modernization, Service and Repair. Shawn is a member of the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a Certified Elevator Inspector and a licensed state elevator inspector for multiple states.

Injuries relating to Elevators:
Insurance Claims relating to Elevators:
Entrapments, misleveling, sudden stops, over speeding, door locks, gate switches door closing force, erratic operation, releveling, communication, inadequate maintenance, worker injuries, door restrictor, ETS switches, sight guards, car safeties, low overhead, car flooring, finger trap, car and hoistway doorcladding.

Equipment related to Elevator Injuries:
Equipment affected by Fire/Water/ Power relating to Elevators/Insurance Claims
Car doors, hoistway doors, door gibs, safety edge, detector edges, electric eyes, door locks, gate switches, door release rollers, door clutch, vision panels, door checks, leveling units, leveling tape, leveling selectors, pie plates, door zone sensors, controllers, door operators, car-top pendent stations, limit switches, roller guides, guide shoes, motor generators, regulators, brushes, compounding brake coils, brake shoes, brake lift, hoist cables, governor cables, governors, safety switches, traction sheaves, lighting, emergency lighting, emergency backup power, AC, DC controls SCR DC drives, VVVF AC drives, access switches, door keys, alarm bells, starter panels, fuses, disconnect switches, traveling cables, relays, drum selectors, drum machines, shackles, wedge shackles, geared machines, gearless machines, MRL Gearless machines wall panels, drop ceilings, hydraulic values, pumps, pressure piping, counter weight, buffers, door restrictors

Injuries related to Escalators:
Insurance Claims relating to Escalators:
Broken steps sudden stops, clothing footwear entrapments, loose equipment injuries, skirt obstruction, comb plate injuries, falls, worker injuries, hoisting methods, handrail stalls, handrail pinch points, lighting issues, truss and intermediate support, inner decking,

Equipment related to Escalator Injuries:
Equipment affected by Fire/Water/ Power relating to Escalators/Insurance Claims
Comb plates, start panels, steps, lighting, drive machine, brake, balustrades, handrails, anti-slide device, step treads, step risers, floor surfaces, safety devices, start switch, stop switch, governor, broken step switch, broken drive chain switch, skirt obstructions device, rolling shutter device, reversal switch, step upthrust device, step level device, comb plate impact device, handrail speed switch, missing step device, step demarcation lights, signage, controllers, drive units.

Construction Defects, Construction Accidents, Construction losses, Elevator and Escalators
False car, power climber, sky climber, cable climber, scaffolding, safety lines, hoistway screening, overhead protection, removable guardrails, refuge space, moisture/water/oil, rack and pinion, buck hoist, installation methods

OSHA, national and local codes, ADA, working procedures, eye, face, head, foot, hearing, hand, and respiratory protection. Fall arrest equipment, guardrail systems, barricades with maintenance requirements. Electrical safety, jumpers, lockout tagout, hoistway screening, overhead protection, hand tools, portable ladders, scaffolding.

Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Construction Safety
  • Elevator & Escalator
  • Failure Analysis
  • Lifts
  • Oil & Gas
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Safety
  • Safety Equipment


Available Upon Request