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Offshore Accidents
A barge worker sustained a serious injury on June 5 th when a one-and-a-half-inch-diameter barge line snapped and hit him in the head, knocking him to the ground. Rescue workers were taken to the barge in a pontoon boat, and a flat board was used to secure the injured man as he was hoisted onto a lock wall and taken to hospital by ambulance, where he was found to be in critical condition. The ...
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Jones Act

Workboat, Barge and Dredging Vessel Accidents

When working offshore, there are many different types of vessels on which you may find employment. On each of these vessels, employees face different hazards which may cause serious injury: Workboats Workboats are vessels used for commercial purposes. Many different types of accidents can occur on workboats, including: Accidents involving towboats, push boats, tugboats, and barges along inland ...
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News, Wrongful Death

Recreational Boat Crash Kills Former Ohio Mayor

James Seney, the former mayor of Sylvania, Ohio, was killed in a boat crash on June 2 in Lake of the Woods in Northwestern Ontario. Another passenger onboard was also killed, and a third was critically injured, but in stable condition. The accident occurred in the early evening, as the three men were heading back to shore for dinner. The boat apparently malfunctioned, causing the vessel to crash ...
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Louisiana man Dies in Offshore Drilling Accident

A man from Erath, Louisiana was killed while working on a drilling rig off the coast of Mozambique on June 3. The accident occurred on the Deepwater Millenium drillship, owned by Transocean, around 1:20 in the morning. The drillship is involved in testing operations at a new site discovered by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation off the shores of Mozambique. The victim, Joshua Punch, was a 35 year old ...
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