VERTEX performed a forensic investigation to determine the root cause of failure preceding the collapse of a mobile stage at the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco. Engineers secured evidence and reassembled and examined components in an indoor facility. Bench-scale testing of fasteners was conducted to recreate failure modes coupled with statistical analysis. Design safety factors of various system elements were analyzed. VERTEX’s work resulted in the settlement of claims for property damage and injury. 

To learn more about VERTEX’s Forensic Consulting services, call 888.298.5162 or submit an inquiry.