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BEAR Project Receives Award

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BEAR wins Best Paper of the Year

BEAR paper on preventing gasoline can explosions wins Best Paper of the Year

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Alcohol Containers Explode Too!

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Gates and Garage Doors

 
     
 

In personal injury claims and other legal cases, BEAR Engineers provide expert analysis to determine the involvement of mechanical failure. In another example, an individual was walking underneath a gate arm inside a parking garage. He subsequently fell, lost consciousness and lacked any recollection of what actually happened. In order to determine liability, BEAR was contracted to investigate if the sensors on the gate arm were working properly and if a descending gate arm operated with sufficient force to cause a person to fall.

Through on-site analysis, BEAR calculated the force of the gate arm when it makes contact with an object. Our examination demonstrated that the gate arm does not free fall and helped settle this case.