Port of Krotz Springs Accident Attorneys
Determined Maritime Attorneys Serving Offshore Workers
One of Louisiana’s larger ports, the Port of Krotz Springs spans over 134 acres of riverfront on the Atchafalaya. The actual port is located where the Atchafalaya and Mississippi Rivers meet, which is 76 miles above where the Atchafalaya meets the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
The Port of Krotz Springs was commissioned in 1956 by the Louisiana Legislature to regulate state commerce, but it also exists to develop industry along the Atchafalaya River. The river lies extremely close to US Highway 190 and is near US I-10 and I-49. It’s also only two miles away from the Union Pacific Railroad. The primary cargo for Krotz is oil and gas. Inbound cargo is primarily crude oil, while outgoing products are mainly refined petroleum and aggregate. The channel is 12 feet deep and 1,000 feet wide, with the depth carefully controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The Atchafalaya River
Mentioned in such journalistic accounts as John McPhee’s The Control of Nature, the Atchafalaya is a wild river that must be constantly maintained. The river itself is 137 miles long, with a stream that branches off and forms into the Mississippi River and the Red River. As important as this waterway is to Louisiana industry, it is also dangerous. If the Mississippi were allowed to flow freely without damming to control the depth of the Atchafalaya, many think it would flood and flow through Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Without control, natural forces would have the ultimate say.
Contact a Port of Krotz Springs Injury Lawyer
If you were injured while working at or near the Port of Krotz Springs, you can get help from the Louisiana maritime attorneys at Arnold & Itkin. Our firm is fully aware of the dangers that you face as a maritime worker when safety is not put first. Employer negligence may have led to your injury, but in either case, you’re likely entitled to compensation. We are proud to represent injured offshore workers like you, so if you were injured, please speak with an attorney at our firm.