Due to safety concerns, Trinity Industries is halting the sales and shipment of its guardrail end system ET-Plus until further crash tests requested by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are completed, ABC News reported on October 25.
The FHWA requested that Trinity’s ET-Plus be further tested due to concerns that its new design causes the product to impale vehicles when frontal guardrail crashes occur, possibly resulting in severed limbs and even death. Trinity Industries has recently been ordered by the court to pay $175 million for failing to report changes made to the product.
In a press statement, the guardrail maker promised to work with the FHWA during the ongoing evaluation.
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