Lessons Learned from a Life at Trial: Grain Dust
Litigation attorney Daniel Small authored an article in The Brief published by the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association about the lessons he learned from the first major health and safety case he worked for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The case was brought by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) against Farmers Export, a supplier of grain elevators, following a number of deaths because of grain dust explosions. As one of the first high-profile criminal OSHA prosecutions, the Farmers Export case drew a great deal of attention in the media, the industry and the legal community. Mr. Small explains the intricacies of the trial, what he learned and how he has applied this experience to his everyday practice. He also offers tips and best practices for attorneys when preparing and examining an expert witness.