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Manchester Office, United Kingdom
Corrosion, Water/Oil Escapes, Materials + Mechanical Failure, Personal Injury
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
||Materials Engineering – University of Birmingham
||Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)
After obtaining his MEng (Hons) degree in Materials Engineering, Mike gained industrial experience in the metals industry, initially as a Materials Engineer and then as Technical Manager for a firm providing research, development and consultancy services. During this time he undertook research into new casting processes as a Research Associate with the University of Oxford. In 2006, Mike joined a consultancy providing services to global metal products manufacturers, and was responsible for leading and managing development projects and failure investigations for clients.
Mike joined Burgoynes in 2009 and has investigated a wide range of incidents, primarily of an engineering nature and involving mechanical and materials failures, including metals, plastics and ceramics. Mike has also investigated a range of personal injury accidents, has prepared CPR compliant reports and has acted as a Single Joint Expert on numerous occasions.
He has investigated incidents including the failure of a wide variety of engineering components, the collapse of building structures, warehouse storage racking, the failure of lifting equipment and hydraulic systems, incidents involving domestic and industrial plumbing installations and contamination and corrosion incidents. Mike has investigated personal injury accidents involving slips, trips and falls, power tools and lifting equipment, and accidents resulting in burn injuries due to containment failure.