Forensic Engineers and Consultants

Steve Hunt

Steve Hunt

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J. Steven Hunt

CPCU, ARM, CXLT Phone: 803.732.6600 vCard LinkedIn Download CV

Expertise

  • Construction Falls & Incidents
  • Premises Liability - Pedestrian Falls
  • Safety & Risk Management
  • Codes & Standards Analysis
  • Slip, Trip, and Fall
Biography

Steve Hunt, Senior Safety Consultant of Warren Forensics has a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management with a Minor in Occupational Safety and Health from Clemson University. He has also earned designations as an Associate Risk Management and Chartered Property and Liability Underwriter from the Insurance Institute of America, Chicago, IL.

Steve leverages his experience, training and education to investigate premises liability falls, construction incidents and safety management programs. As an expert witness, he has been court qualified as an expert in safety, fall safety, codes and standards and incident investigation. Steve has personally investigated more than 1,000 accidents in his more than 40 plus year career, including cases that involved fatalities. As a safety consultant, Steve conducted comprehensive audits of client loss prevention programs, made detailed inspections of premises, investigated incidents and losses, wrote technical reports of findings that included recommendations for improvement and loss minimization.

Prior to entering the forensic field in 2000, Steve worked 23 years in the insurance industry as a safety and loss prevention consultant where he took numerous training courses in the field of safety and loss prevention. He has authored a number of safety programs for private and public sector clients as well as conducted many safety training programs for clients. Steve has been a member of both the American Society of Safety Professionals since 1979 and Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters’ since 1989.

Qualifications
B.S. in Administrative Management, minor in Occupational Safety and Health
Associate Risk Management (ARM)
Certified XL Tribometrist (CXLT)
Experience in Safety Consulting – over 40 years
Experience in Premises Liability, Human Falls, and Risk Management
Professional Member of American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
Publications
Pedestrian Falls

Pedestrian falls are a frequent and often serious type of incident occurring in the USA today. Codes and standards addressing safe walking surfaces and prevention of fall types are evolving and helpful in determining a cause or causes.

Recent Posts
Steve Hunt using an Excel Tribometer measuring a floor surface.

The Impact of Technology on Slip and Fall Incidents

I have investigated hundreds of slip and fall incidents in my career. Today, we have new tools and technology available to assist investigators in conducting forensic investigations to determine the cause or causes of these incidents and to assist owners and operators in loss preventions efforts to minimize the potential of slip and fall incidents.

A close-up view of the steel column.

Timber – Falling Beam Strikes Worker

As an experienced safety consultant, I have investigated many serious injuries and deaths at construction sites over the past 39 years. The United States Department of Labor reports that the fatal injury rate for the construction industry is highest of all industries in the nation. Out of 4,386 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar […]

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Painting of Handicap Ramps

As an experienced safety consultant, I’m called on to investigate a wide range of premises liability incidents. One common premises liability incident that often results in serious injury is a fall on a handicap ramp. There are at least four types of handicap ramps – flare side, parallel, returned curb and built-up.

Warren engineers,   John Holecek and Aron Olson working with new fall protection equipment.

Not Falling for Your Job?

Periodically, Warren Engineers and Consultants are asked to perform inspections that require work at raised elevations. Typical jobs and tasks include climbing on commercial and residential roofs with steep pitches, working on scaffolding, climbing from one level to the next at a fire or industrial loss scene, riding in the buckets of lift equipment, and […]

flooded-home-cookin

Flooded: South Carolina businesses begin road to recovery

The recent record rain fall in South Carolina is estimated to have caused over a billion dollars of damage to homes, business and infrastructure. Damage assessments of structures, machinery and equipment are underway. While much is damaged beyond repair, a lot can be salvaged with proper timely attention.

Who Else Owns This Construction Loss Course

When a worker is badly injured on a construction site, adjusters or investigators are often hired to determine pursuit or defense of a subrogation case.  This slideshow gives an overview of several real-world investigations and helps viewers understand some of the issues involved in construction related subrogatable incidents.

attic-stair-opening

Where did that hole come from? Part I

As an experienced safety consultant, I have investigated many incidents in my career in which a worker “falls through an opening.”  The majority of these incidents have occurred at construction sites and most of the ones I investigated resulted in a serious injury or death.

Steve Hunt, Senior Safety Consultant of Warren Forensics has a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management with a Minor in Occupational Safety and Health from Clemson University. He has also earned designations as an Associate Risk Management and Chartered Property and Liability Underwriter from the Insurance Institute of America, Chicago, IL.

Steve leverages his experience, training and education to investigate premises liability falls, construction incidents and safety management programs. As an expert witness, he has been court qualified as an expert in safety, fall safety, codes and standards and incident investigation. Steve has personally investigated more than 1,000 accidents in his more than 40 plus year career, including cases that involved fatalities. As a safety consultant, Steve conducted comprehensive audits of client loss prevention programs, made detailed inspections of premises, investigated incidents and losses, wrote technical reports of findings that included recommendations for improvement and loss minimization.

Prior to entering the forensic field in 2000, Steve worked 23 years in the insurance industry as a safety and loss prevention consultant where he took numerous training courses in the field of safety and loss prevention. He has authored a number of safety programs for private and public sector clients as well as conducted many safety training programs for clients. Steve has been a member of both the American Society of Safety Professionals since 1979 and Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters’ since 1989.

B.S. in Administrative Management, minor in Occupational Safety and Health
Associate Risk Management (ARM)
Certified XL Tribometrist (CXLT)
Experience in Safety Consulting – over 40 years
Experience in Premises Liability, Human Falls, and Risk Management
Professional Member of American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
Pedestrian Falls

Pedestrian falls are a frequent and often serious type of incident occurring in the USA today. Codes and standards addressing safe walking surfaces and prevention of fall types are evolving and helpful in determining a cause or causes.

Steve Hunt using an Excel Tribometer measuring a floor surface.

The Impact of Technology on Slip and Fall Incidents

I have investigated hundreds of slip and fall incidents in my career. Today, we have new tools and technology available to assist investigators in conducting forensic investigations to determine the cause or causes of these incidents and to assist owners and operators in loss preventions efforts to minimize the potential of slip and fall incidents.

A close-up view of the steel column.

Timber – Falling Beam Strikes Worker

As an experienced safety consultant, I have investigated many serious injuries and deaths at construction sites over the past 39 years. The United States Department of Labor reports that the fatal injury rate for the construction industry is highest of all industries in the nation. Out of 4,386 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar […]

2nd-figure

Painting of Handicap Ramps

As an experienced safety consultant, I’m called on to investigate a wide range of premises liability incidents. One common premises liability incident that often results in serious injury is a fall on a handicap ramp. There are at least four types of handicap ramps – flare side, parallel, returned curb and built-up.

Warren engineers,   John Holecek and Aron Olson working with new fall protection equipment.

Not Falling for Your Job?

Periodically, Warren Engineers and Consultants are asked to perform inspections that require work at raised elevations. Typical jobs and tasks include climbing on commercial and residential roofs with steep pitches, working on scaffolding, climbing from one level to the next at a fire or industrial loss scene, riding in the buckets of lift equipment, and […]

flooded-home-cookin

Flooded: South Carolina businesses begin road to recovery

The recent record rain fall in South Carolina is estimated to have caused over a billion dollars of damage to homes, business and infrastructure. Damage assessments of structures, machinery and equipment are underway. While much is damaged beyond repair, a lot can be salvaged with proper timely attention.

Who Else Owns This Construction Loss Course

When a worker is badly injured on a construction site, adjusters or investigators are often hired to determine pursuit or defense of a subrogation case.  This slideshow gives an overview of several real-world investigations and helps viewers understand some of the issues involved in construction related subrogatable incidents.

attic-stair-opening

Where did that hole come from? Part I

As an experienced safety consultant, I have investigated many incidents in my career in which a worker “falls through an opening.”  The majority of these incidents have occurred at construction sites and most of the ones I investigated resulted in a serious injury or death.

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