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June 16, 2017
Seth Behrens, Forensic Engineer and Nic Cheek, Forensic Consultant
3D Laser Scanning in Forensic Science and Claims Industries

3D laser scanning: Essential technology in forensic science and claims When it comes to the claims industry, documentation is essential. In order to come to a conclusion regarding the cause of a fire, traffic accident or product failure, it is cruci…

June 16, 2017 by Seth Behrens, Forensic Engineer and Nic Cheek, Forensic Consultant
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May 09, 2017
Michael Hoffman, District Manager, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc., a Sedgwick company
The IoT – What is it and how does it affect forensic investigations?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly emerging field of technological devices poised to affect virtually everyone, every day. Smart homes and industry are moving with expediency into your neighborhood and your business. Are you prepared? Do you k…

May 09, 2017 by Michael Hoffman, District Manager, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc., a Sedgwick company
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June 03, 2016
Michael Reynolds, Director of Total Performance, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
7 Steps to Forensic Investigation Success

The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge (1).  Its origin is thought to be over 1000 years old and it is still used today to …

June 03, 2016 by Michael Reynolds, Director of Total Performance, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
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April 25, 2016
Mike McGee, ASE Senior Investigator, Investigative Locksmith, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
Taking a closer look when lightning strikes

According to the National Lightning Safety Institute, it is not uncommon for lightning to strike a vehicle, moving or parked. The effects of the strike vary from vehicle to vehicle depending on the circumstances related to the storm and vehicle typ…

April 25, 2016 by Mike McGee, ASE Senior Investigator, Investigative Locksmith, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
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November 18, 2015
Jay Kramarczyk, District Manager, Senior Engineer, Senior Investigator, Unified Investigations & Sciences
Preventing fires in fireplaces and chimneys

It seems that just the other day I was enjoying beautiful summer days with my family, but alas, I find myself preparing for another New England winter. For me, that means both preparing my own home for the unpredictable climate as well as preparing…

November 18, 2015 by Jay Kramarczyk, District Manager, Senior Engineer, Senior Investigator, Unified Investigations & Sciences
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September 01, 2015
Mike McGee, Forensic Locksmith Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
Unlocking the mystery of vehicle theft

A tool used within a lock keyway to enable theft leaves an imprint of its actions; microscopic examination by a forensic locksmith can help identify what these imprints mean. According to the Insurance Information Institute, a motor vehicle was…

September 01, 2015 by Mike McGee, Forensic Locksmith Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
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May 28, 2015
Michael Hoffman, District Manager, Unified Investigations & Sciences
Hidden danger: Preventing commercial truck fires

Although fires only represent a small fraction of trucking accidents, they can be deadly and costly. In the fire investigation industry, the cause of a truck fire often relates to preventative maintenance or lack thereof. In fact, the most common ca…

May 28, 2015 by Michael Hoffman, District Manager, Unified Investigations & Sciences
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May 21, 2015
Brian Riedmayer, Senior Fire Investigator, Unified Investigations & Sciences
How are accelerant detection canines used?

An accelerant detection canine supports a fire investigation. As technology continues to advance and improve, there is one steadfast, “low-tech” tool available to fire investigators. Dogs, man’s best friend, have remained as effective from their int…

May 21, 2015 by Brian Riedmayer, Senior Fire Investigator, Unified Investigations & Sciences
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January 30, 2015
Mathew Cooper, Senior Investigator, Unified Investigations & Sciences
E-cigarettes: Emerging fire hazard?

As employers and individuals look for alternatives to smoking tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes is on the rise. Unified Investigations & Sciences, part of Sedgwick’s family of companies, recently took a closer look at the emerging risks associated wit…

January 30, 2015 by Mathew Cooper, Senior Investigator, Unified Investigations & Sciences
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December 18, 2014
Michael Reynolds, National Corporate Audit Services Manager, Unified Investigations & Sciences
If lightning strikes…are you at risk for a CSST fire?

A hole is melted in the thin wall of CSST after a lightning-caused fire Since the 1990s, a product called corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) has been used in some home and light commercial construction. CSST is used to deliver fuel gases to ga…

December 18, 2014 by Michael Reynolds, National Corporate Audit Services Manager, Unified Investigations & Sciences
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