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OTA Institute: Accident Investigation Training

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) (EDT)


The OTA is hosting an Accident Investigation Class on Wednesday, April 26 at the Medallion Club in Westerville. This all-day training, led by Dan Katt with Rumpke Waste & Recycling, will teach you how to properly investigate and document a vehicular accident including how to collect, preserve and evaluate the physical evidence. During the “hands-on” portion, a mock crash will be set up in the parking lot to teach the fundamentals of scene measurements and preparing a field sketch. It will demonstrate the proper way to photograph the scene to preserve how it appeared at the time of the crash. The class will cover follow up topics such as post-accident drug/alcohol testing, crash reconstruction, as well as legal issues such as attorney/client privilege and preparation for litigation. Additional items covered include report writing, developing good interviewing skills, and recording a witness statement.

In addition, you will hear from three other subject matter experts. First, Dave Weisinger, Rumpke Waste & Recycling’s Corporate DOT Compliance Manager, a 25-year industry professional, will cover post-accident drug/alcohol testing and other FMCSA regulations. President of Focus Investigations, Neil Gilreath, has been in law enforcement and traffic crash investigations for over 40 years. He will cover the value of a complete crash investigation, the critical necessity of good truck maintenance records, truck brake issues, and what plaintiff attorneys are looking at now in their quest for a Nuclear Verdict. Finally, Micheal King Esq., a Law Partner with Carlile, Patchen, and Murphy LLC, a former judge at the Franklin County Municipal Court and former Law Director for the city of Granville, Ohio, will speak about having an attorney on retainer, attorney/client privilege, communication issues and preparing your driver for a deposition.

Attendees will receive a printed manual and accident investigation checklist (materials valued over $50). A continental breakfast and lunch will also be provided. The price to attend this training is $299 for OTA members and $449 for non-members. 

8:00AM          Session Begins
12:00PM        Lunch
5:00PM          Session Concludes 

About the Trainer:
Dan Katt is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati.  He earned a BA and MA degree from the Cincinnati Christian University. He then spent 27 years as a Police Officer, retiring in 2002 at the rank of Police Specialist (Detective). While there, Dan patrolled the interstates for 10 years in the Traffic Bureau.  He investigated serious and fatal accidents and taught traffic related courses in the Cincinnati Police Academy and Great Oaks Police Academy. Dan took numerous courses in crash investigation and reconstruction from Northwestern University Traffic Institute and from IPTM, University of North Florida.

As Corporate Loss Control Manager for Rumpke Waste & Recycling, Dan is responsible for plaintiff litigation, investigation and follow-up of serious vehicular accidents, corporate safety, security, training, and maintaining a positive relationship with local law enforcement agencies and the community. During the past 18 years at Rumpke, Dan has taught an 8-hour accident investigation class over 50 times.

Dan has been a charter member of the Cincinnati PD Peer Support Group as well as the Recruit Mentor Group since its founding in 1990. He is now a member of the revised Critical Incident Stress Management team, as one of two retired members on that team.

The Medallion Club
5000 Club Drive
Westerville, OH 43082

Nearby Hotel Options:

Renaissance Columbus Westerville – Polaris
409 Altair Pkwy, Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 882-6800

Aloft Columbus Westerville
32 Heatherdown Dr., Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 899-6560

Refund Policy:
Our refund policy is as follows:

  • You will receive a 100% refund if you cancel more than 10 days before the training.
  • You will receive a 75% refund if you cancel more than 3 days before the training.
  • You will receive no refund if you cancel less than 3 days before the training.
  • No shows are responsible for 100% of the registration fees.

OTA Member - $299

Non-Member - $449

Medallion Club
5000 Club Drive
Westerville, OH 43082 United States
Event Contact
Bradie Berry
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Wednesday, April 26, 2023 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) (EDT)
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