Chemical Delivered into Wrong Tank

The Challenge

A supplier was being sued because when delivered, his product went into the wrong storage tank. This lead to a chemical reaction and release of chlorine to which the plaintiffs claimed they were exposed.

Our Approach

Utilizing a partner’s experience with the delivery of chemicals by tank truck to plants and the practices in place, we could testify that the driver had followed correct practices. From a review of training records, deposition testimony, and a visit to the site, our team was able to establish that plant personnel were responsible for the product being placed in the wrong tank and the resulting chlorine release.

The Benefits

A settlement for a minimum amount was reached with the plaintiffs, to avoid a trial. Our client was pleased with the results.