Safety Glass: Is It Really Safe?

Safety glass: Is it doing what you think it does? The term safety glass inspires confidence, however sometimes that confidence is not really justified. The problem lies in the difference between what safety glass is designed to do, and what you might think it does. Since the late 1960’s, good people at such organizations as ANSI, CPSC and other groups have worked hard to develop…

Glass Evidence in Crimes and Accidents

Understanding and preserving glass evidence can make your case stick! Thanks to Robert Gundacker, Yavapai County (Arizona) Public Defender for the inspiration to write this article. “Rapist broke window and entered house” “Woman broke though glass and fell to her death” “Murder occurred in car. Broken glass may hold clues about who shot first.” “Bank robber may have shot at swat team through glass door”…

Broken Glass Evidence in Crimes and Accidents Part 2

Broken glass evidence can be critical in solving crimes and reconstructing accidents. Here are the basics… Continued from Broken Glass Evidence in Crimes and Accidents Part 1 Understanding broken glass evidence #7 Injuries from glass for first responders When annealed glass breaks under relatively moderate force, the largest shards that remain in the opening can be extremely dangerous to victims and first responders. Glass that…

Glass Breakage and Pre-Existing Damage

Mark Meshulam is an expert witness and exterior facade consultant specializing in glass breakage, located in Northbrook, IL, USA Glass breakage can be dangerous or deadly. Here are some legal matters I have been involved with as an expert witness: A large bathroom mirror became detached from the wall, broke and injured the occupant who was unclothed A storm window blew off a building and…

Storm Damage to Windows and Glass

Mark Meshulam is an expert witness and consultant for window & glass storm damage. Although the storm activity of the Windy City can’t even shine the shoes of weather experienced regularly along the coast of the Southern Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico (soon to be converted from an ocean into a Strategic Oil Reserve), we Chicagoans do experience our share of fluky, violent storms. A…

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