The MV ANSAC Splendor was being moved to another loading hatch at the Port of Longview when something went wrong. A maritime grade line snapped and recoiled into the ship and toward the dock. The line hit at least two men and injured two others. Though one of the men who was hit went to … Continue reading What Options Are Available to Longshoremen Who are Injured on the Docks?
Injuries on Land
A longshoreman was driving a yard mule truck loaded with granite and iron bars at the Sun Terminals shipping container yard when it collided with a golf cart in a four-way intersecting path. The driver of the golf cart died and the longshoreman sustained injuries. It seems the shipping yard does not have signs or … Continue reading Is This Injured Longshoreman Protected By Maritime Law?
A dock worker was seriously injured at Port Elizabeth in New Jersey. The worker’s tractor trailer, which is used to move shipping containers, was lifted six feet off of the dock by a shipping crane. The crane operator lifted the container while the vehicle was still attached and dropped the entire load to the ground. … Continue reading Is This Shipping Port Putting Dock Workers at Risk?
Maritime workers are not just limited to working on vessels at sea. They are also responsible for building, unloading and guiding ships. Types of land-based maritime workers can include: Longshoremen Dock workers Ship builders Harbor workers Stevedores When a maritime worker who doesn’t work on the water sustains an injury, there may be a moment … Continue reading What Happens When a Maritime Worker is Injured On Land?
According to NJ.com, a dockworker had his severed in an October accident at the APM Port Elizabeth container terminal. The dockworker, 49, of Paramus, was allegedly attempting to replace a hoist cable on the dock when it became wrapped around his arm and tightened. His hand was then severed from his arm and he was … Continue reading How Did a NJ Dockworker Lose His Hand?
According to LouisianaRecord.com, a longshoreman has filed a lawsuit following a forklift accident aboard a vessel, which resulted in the loss of his leg. The news source reported that the lawsuit was filed in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court against Volunteer Barge & Transport, Inc. The victim, a New Orleans man, claims that in … Continue reading Longshoreman Files Lawsuit Following Forklift Accident
According to NJ.com, two dockworkers were injured recently when a straddle truck at the APM Port Elizabeth terminal caught fire, as the blaze spread to a shipping container the vehicle was carrying. The newspaper noted that the fire occurred at the same terminal where a female dockworker was killed by a coworker who was allegedly … Continue reading Two NJ Dockworkers Injured In Terminal Fire
According to the La Crosse Tribune, a Minnesota man died in an accident at a Winona city-owned dock on August 27. The dockworker, 23, was in the process of moving the cover of a docked barge when he fell 12 to 15 feet into a different empty barge, according to the news outlet. The incident … Continue reading Man Killed in Minnesota Dock Accident
Updating a story we brought you recently, prosecutors in New Jersey have charged a man operating heavy equipment at a marine terminal in connection to his co-worker’s death. According to NJ.com, the man, 48, of North Arlington, was allegedly drunk when he was operating a toploader, killing the victim after it struck her on August … Continue reading Dockworker Allegedly Killed By Drunk Coworker
If you are a dockworker or longshoreman who has been injured or your loved one has been killed, you should know that you have very specific legal rights when it comes to obtaining compensation. Injured longshoremen, dockworkers and harbor workers have legal options under state or federal workers compensation law. For example, the Longshore Act … Continue reading Are There Specific Laws Protecting Dockworkers and Longshoremen?
According to the Louisiana Record, a longshoreman has filed a lawsuit against two Mississippi businesses alleging that he was injured in an offshore vessel collision. The news outlet reported that the plaintiff filed the lawsuit on June 5 against C-Log Marine LLC and C-Log LLC in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of … Continue reading Can a Longshoreman File an Injury Lawsuit?
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