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Gossman Forensics
A Division of ChemRight Laboratories, Inc.

Expert Witness
Industrial and Environmental Chemical Forensics
Fire and Explosion Investigations

Last Updated: 06 December 2017

103 South Main St.
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Phone +1 (563) 652-2822
Fax 563-652-2824

Incidents that prompt litigation requiring an expert witness - such as fire and/or explosion - do not just happen, they occur as the result of a string of decisions that can date back to the initial facility or product design. Incidents in commercial or industrial facilities often occur as a result of poorly designed or executed procedures including:

  • Hiring and training practices
  • Laboratory methods
  • Sales and marketing strategies
  • Maintenance and/or operations
  • Ambiguous or conflicting regulations
Photo of explosion and fire.

Proper analysis of these potential causes requires both technical and operational expertise, which your expert witness can provide. Gossman Forensics provides the technical expertise and develops the evidentiary basis for legal arguments relying on or involving:

  • Industrial and environmental chemical forensic analysis
  • Prevention of chemical spills and/or proper management of historical environmental contamination
  • Causation proved by fate and transport of chemicals and their degradation products in the environment
  • Safety and prevention of catastrophic events at industrial facilities such as fire and explosion
  • Appropriate standard of care for management of hazardous waste and hazardous materials
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Prevention of injury or chemical exposure resulting from hazardous materials or hazardous materials operations
  • Fire and explosion - source and causation determination including the potential for arson

Expert witness testimony in industrial and environmental chemical forensics

As an Associate Member of the American Bar Association, David Gossman - BS, MS, FAIC, NAFI certified fire and explosion investigator, licensed private investigator (Sate of Iowa), President of Gossman Consulting, Inc., and Chief Investigator for Gossman Forensics - can provide expert technical assistance to legal counsel in litigation involving chemical and environmental forensics, hazardous waste materials, laboratory testing, hazardous materials handling, regulatory compliance, fires and explosions, accidents at hazardous waste management facilities and injury or chemical exposure claims due to hazardous materials or hazardous materials operations.


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