Offshore InjuryBlog

Blogs Posted in June

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An offshore worker was harmed when he was working with TransOcean on his first hitch out. According to court documents, the man was instructed on how to untie pipes on his vessel, but the way that he was taught to do the procedure was dangerous. When he acted as he was instructed, he got his leg lodged in a set of pipes. This caused him to suffer a severe knee injury. The injury is so bad that the ...
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Arnold & Itkin News
Recently, a Louisiana offshore worker was involved in a terrible accident that occurred offshore. The incident did not cause the victim physical injuries, but as a result he suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This particular worker was diagnosed with this condition, and then attempted to go back to work out on the waters. After suffering from PTSD, he was no longer able to handle the rigors ...
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Arnold & Itkin News
A U.S. offshore injury worker suffered severe injuries after he was struck by a mooring line while working offshore. The man was stationed on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico where the accident occurred. As a result of the injury, the man was diagnosed with a variety of leg injuries, and eventually needed arthroscopic surgery to correct the problems. The man hired Arnold & Itkin to help him seek ...
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Arnold & Itkin News, Jones Act
Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin were able to reach a settlement on behalf of an injured Jones Act seaman who sustain serious back injuries while working offshore for his employer. The injuries were so devastating that it required him to undergo surgery in order to repair the damages sustained on the job. According to the reports of the plaintiff, his ...
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A February safety alert by the Bureau of Safety Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) claims that a platform fatality offshore was caused by a number of violations on site. Their reports show that the workers were using a crane on the platform in order to place a generator that was located rig and place it on a vessel. Closely positioned by the lift were two tanks and a lubricator that was 14 feet ...
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Fall Protection at Marine Terminals

Marine terminals can be very dangerous, and there are many fall hazards at these locations. In many terminals, personnel platforms are attached to the container spreaders of container handling gantry cranes. With these cranes, workers are able to transport workers, tools, and equipment from container ships efficiently. While this method is practical, it is not always the safest. Workers can easily ...
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Cruise Ship Accidents

Chevron Tug Sinks off Coast of Nigeria

On May 26, a tug boat contracted by Chevron sunk in rough seas off the coast of Nigeria. The fate of its twelve person crew is uncertain as all men are still missing. According to a statement from Chevron Nigeria, the Jascon-4 capsized early in the morning when it encountered “heavy ocean swells” while “performing towing operations” at a mooring point around 30 kilometers off the coast of the ...
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Arnold & Itkin News, Jones Act

Suit Filed for Jones Act Injured Seaman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin have filed suit on behalf of an injured Jones Act seaman who was harmed in two incidents. The plaintiff experienced his first injury after his supervisor directed crew members to pull equipment up out of the water manually. During the equipment retrieval process, the plaintiff experienced a severe shoulder injury as his ...
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