Does My Employer Have to Keep the Shipyard I Work in Safe?
- Harbor workers
Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) came down on a Norfolk, Virginia shipyard, citing multiple safety violations, according to WAVY-TV.
The report indicates that the citations were discovered during a May 2014 inspection and the shipyard is facing over $100,000 in proposed fines for 12 safety and health violations, including:
- Fire extinguisher hazards
- Unguarded manholes
- Failure to provide fall protection for employees working on barges
- Exposing workers to electrical dangers while welding due to defective equipment
- Providing workers with damaged electrical equipment
- Allowing workers to use unguarded machinery
I Need a Shipyard Accident Lawyer
It is never okay for an employer to cut corners when it comes to the safety of its workers. If you even suspect you or a loved one was hurt in a shipyard accident because of an employer’s negligence, it is very important that you talk with a maritime trial lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced maritime attorney will be able to let you know your rights and what you’re entitled to receive.
Latti & Anderson LLP – Nationwide Maritime Attorneys