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Vehicle - Pedestrian Collisions


Often, pedestrians sustain serious or fatal injuries when involved in collisions with vehicles. In the aftermath of these collisions, insurance adjusters and lawyers are faced with very important questions that...

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Odourant Fade - Propane and Natural Gas


Most people in Canada are familiar with the sour rotten egg smell that comes with any discharge of natural gas or propane.  As a consequence, in incidents involving a natural...

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CSA and ULC Markings - What Do These Designations Mean?


As an ongoing part of investigating losses in which a product has failed and resulted in some sort of catastrophic loss, sometimes investigators or adjusters think they should send the...

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Sampling for Dummies


One of the black arts of fire investigation has always been sampling for accelerants.  Often fire investigators will rely on the use of a dog trained to detect accelerants rather...

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Now you See me, Now You Don’t: Spotting Hazards on the Roadway


Have you ever wondered why that driver couldn’t avoid hitting the child who was crossing the road? What about that driver who was going full speed and rear-ended the stopped...

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New Low Speed Impact Injury Threshold Established


In a peer reviewed paper to be published the second week of April 2005 at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit, Sintra Engineering has redefined the injury...

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Trailer Hitch Failures: Was the Hitch the Weakest Link?


Although the term “the weakest link” may seem like a catchphrase lost in the wake of popular culture, in the field of accident reconstruction, it is an important way of...

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Working Wounded - Investigating Workplace Injuries


The Edmonton Eskimos recently signed running back Jesse Lumsden despite questions about him being ‘injury prone’. Several knee and shoulder injuries have plagued him throughout his career. Some say that...

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Failure Analysis - Where is all this water coming from!?


In keeping with the theme of July 2004, water damage is an area of concern to many insurance companies.  While freak summer rain storms are an obvious cause, a less...

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Expert Witness - Don’t Sweat Your Day in Court


When litigating an insurance claim, resolution of liability and/or quantum can be difficult particularly when there is limited information, limited evidence, or conflicting statements. It can be helpful, in many...

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