Forensic Engineering Analysis of Common Failures and Inspection Procedures for Residential and Commercial Chairs

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  • Anthony Sasso Sasso Engineering

Keywords:

safety standards, inspection, maintenance, chair, failures, forensic engineering

Abstract

Chairs have been designed, manufactured, and used by humans for thousands of years. Eventually, all chairs wear out and fail. When someone is injured due to this failure, costly litigation can ensue. Forensic engineers are consulted to investigate the root cause of failure, and whether the mechanism of failure could have been detected prior to the accident to avoid injury. Materials used in chair manufacturing and several examples of failures are discussed in this paper. Industry safety standards and manufacturers’ guidelines are used as a basis for a proposed inspection and maintenance program for chair owners.

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Published

2020-08-18

How to Cite

Sasso, A. (2020). Forensic Engineering Analysis of Common Failures and Inspection Procedures for Residential and Commercial Chairs. Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, 36(1). Retrieved from https://journal.nafe.org/ojs/index.php/nafe/article/view/105

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