Kentucky’s top transportation officials say that they plan to manually identify the defective ET-Plus guardrails used in their highway systems, WDRB reported November 6.
Kentucky Department of Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock stated that an inventory of the guardrails should be conducted, but the replacement of the part in question will depend on a new series of safety testing that will be conducted by the manufacturer, Trinity Industries, shortly. A change in the guardrail design has been blamed for a series of deadly malfunctions in the safety equipment. Since Trinity failed to notify authorities of the redesign, officials have to manually check the components of each individual rail head to determine if it is defective.
A failure of safety equipment can result in devastating and costly injuries. If you have been hurt by faulty products in the market, contact our attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC in Lexington by calling our offices at 859-788-7600.