Forensic Expert Witness Profile


Larry Dunville

Member: ASME/ANSI B30.2-- Overhead and Gantry Cranes Committee

Overhead Crane Consulting, LLC

Phone: 574-210-8612


Larry Dunville is the owner/president of Overhead Crane Consulting, LLC, a consultant for crane projects as well as an expert witness for crane related cases. Overhead Crane Consulting, LLC services all North America. Larry is also the former Executive Director of the Crane Certification of Association of America, a non-profit association of crane inspection professionals. The CCAA helps define the standards for the crane inspection industry through establishing policy, training, inspector certification and lobbying.

Larry accepted the position of Executive Director of the CCAA after 35+ years as the owner/president of Dearborn Crane and Engineering Company, a nation-wide designer, manufacturer and installer of overhead cranes and crane runway systems.

Larry sat on the AISE/AIST Committees #6 and #13, that writes the crane specifications for the steel industry, authored a crane operator training and safety program used on the Alaskan Pipeline, periodically taught portions of the OSHA 10 and 30 hour safety program and contributed to the re-writing of US Space Program crane specifications for SpaceX at Cape Canaveral.

Through Overhead Crane Consulting LLC, Larry provides competitive advantage to lawyers using his 35+ years crane experience. This experience provides a nuanced understanding of “OSHA 1910.179 Overhead Gantry Cranes” and the other 200+ specifications incorporated by reference that defines the legal requirements of the Crane Industry including crane design, installation, operator training, inspection and safety.

Larry is currently a member of ASME/ANSI B30.2 Overhead and Gantry Cranes Committee, which is the crane specification incorporated by reference in OSHA 1910.6.

Curriculum vitae

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  • 35+ years Owner/President Dearborn Crane & Engineering Co.
  • Hands-on experience, design, fab, install & inspection
  • Grad, Notre Dame (1975) & Harvard Business School (1988)
  • Co-authored Crane specs for AISE/AIST #6 and #13 Steel Indus
  • Safety trainer for N. Indiana OSHA 10 & 30 Safety Classes
  • Authored Crane Safety Training Program
  • Crane consultant for, design, specification, safety, etc.
  • Crane runway expert, and published author
  • Former Ex. Directer of Crane Certification Assoc. of America
  • Member: ASME/ANSI B30.2 Overhead and Gantry Cranes Committee