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Al Vangura, Jr., CPSI

Forensic Biomechanics


M.S. Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2000
B.S. Exercise and Sports Science: Biomechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, 1992
Associate of Science Mechanical Engineering Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, 1991


Certified Playground Safety Inspector
Basic Life Saving

Areas of Specialization
  • Injury causation, mechanics and analysis
  • Biomechanics
  • Slips and falls
  • Sports and recreation injuries
  • Seat belt effectiveness
  • Motor vehicle collision injuries
  • Medical devices
  • Product liability
  • Manufacturing equipment
  • Personal accidents
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society for Testing Materials
  • International Society of Biomechanics
  • International Sports Engineering Society
  • National Association for Subrogation Professionals – Western PA Chairperson
  • National Recreation and Park Association
  • Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

Mr. Vangura provides technical investigations, analysis, reports and testimony towards the resolution of litigation involving: biomechanics, slips and falls, sports and recreation, medical devices, product liability, manufacturing equipment, personal accidents.

He also provides sports and recreational consultation and program/facility inspections as well as conducting verification and validation of playgrounds and playground surfaces.

He has also been employed as a design/development engineer for major manufacturers of medical devices, sports equipment, military devices, and the International Space Station.

A current CV is available on request.