Our client was lowering the guardrails on top of a frac tank so he could move the tank to another location. The railings snapped at their hinges. The broken railing fell over the side of the frac tank and took our client with it. Our client fell from the top of the twelve foot frac tank. The fall broke his foot and injured his back. This caused permanent injury, and the client is no longer able to work.
The Monsour attorneys talked to design engineers, who determined that the hinges on the frac tank were never designed according to industry standards. The tank’s designer then admitted he had never even looked at the industry standards when designing his guardrails. Once it was certain that the guardrail design did not meet industry standards, the company settled for a confidential amount.