Our client was hired to perform a BOP nipple up operation. The drilling company that had hired him failed to cover the mouse hole when it was not in use. A recent rain had filled the mouse hole with water and covered the rig with mud. The water and mud made the mouse hole almost impossible to see. As our client was moving equipment from the trucks, he stepped into the concealed hole. He was severely injured, requiring surgery. The case settled for a confidential amount.