What Is Being Done to Prevent Man-Overboard Accidents?

From 2000 to 2009, 60 maritime workers died in man-overboard accidents while working on the waterways of the United States.

In an effort to prevent man-overboard fatalities, the American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc. (also known as The American Club) implemented a loss prevention program called Man Overboard! in November.

Man Overboard! was designed to raise awareness about the actions and situations that can lead to seamen falling overboard, including:

  • Loss of balance
  • Lack of railings or bulwarks
  • Lack of lifelines
  • Slip and trip hazards
  • Not using the buddy system

The American Club is promoting Man Overboard! using several media applications, including web-based animations, which can be found on its website (http://www.american-club.com/page/man-overboard) as well as onboard and onshore posters.

Can Latti & Anderson Take My Case Even If I’m Hurt Outside of Massachusetts?

In the video below, nationwide maritime trial lawyer David Anderson explains why and how the attorneys at Latti & Anderson can handle cases involving accidents on or near the water throughout the country.

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Source: http://www.american-club.com/files/files/cir_32_14.pdf