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MARK BURNS, ESQ., BSME, CXLT, CPSI

MARK BURNS, ESQ., BSME, CXLT, CPSI

BIO

Since 2003, Mr. Burns has spent the majority of his time investigating WEXCO’s personal injury cases, including slip/trip and  falls, playground incidents, stairway falls, vehicle accidents, and construction site accidents. Relative to these assignments, hisduties have included: inspections of incident sites and production of associated photographs, video, diagrams, and animations; research of building codes, industry standards, and custom and practice; development of reports, declarations, and expert opinions in preparation for expert depositions and trial; reconstruction of vehicle accidents, including calculations and animations; review and analysis of legal pleadings and assistance in the preparation of responses.

In 2007, Mr. Burns successfully obtained a certification for the operation and testing of the English XL Variable Incidence Tribometer, and has conducted slip resistance testing on hundreds of floor surfaces and various flooring types. In 2010, Mr. Burns successfully acquired the designation of Certified Playground Safety Inspector, and has inspected dozens of playgrounds for safety. Mr. Burns, in various capacities at WEXCO, has worked on a daily basis with both Dr. Stephen C. Wexler, PE and Brad Avrit, PE,the combination of which consist of licenses in Civil Engineering, Safety Engineering, and General Contracting. Mr. Burns also works directly with licensed Architects, Geotechnical and Structural Engineers, Materials Science Engineers, and Mechanical and Electrical Engineers.

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