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Blogs Posted in August

8 28

Why Does the Navy Keep Having Accidents?

This has not been a good year for the U.S. Navy—specifically the 7 th fleet, which is stationed in Japanese waters. There have been four collisions since January, two of them resulting in loss of life. That’s a staggering number when you consider that the average Navy vessel collides with anything only once every two years, if that. That includes minor brushes with buoys. It’s even rarer for two ...
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8 22

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Tugboat Accident
Arnold & Itkin filed suit in East Baton Rouge on behalf of a seaman who sustained severe back injuries. This man was forced to work on a tugboat rife with unavoidable slip hazards, and was severely injured as a result. Part of any vessel owner or manager’s job is to ensure the safety of the crew. Under maritime law, a seaman’s safety is paramount to the continued operation of the ship. Being a ...
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8 22

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Offshore Injuries
Arnold & Itkin LLP filed suit in East Baton Rouge Parish on behalf of an experienced seaman injured aboard an unseaworthy ship. Though the company that hired this seaman holds itself out as a company of values, its vessel maintenance proved otherwise as our client was hurt when poorly secured deck rigging fell on his head. Worse, the company’s chosen captain refused to return to port—despite the ...
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8 15

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Jones Act
The maritime lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP filed a Jones Act case against Harley Marine Gulf, LLC on behalf of a Kansas City man working as a tankerman on a tugboat. The incident occurred at Southwest Shipyards in Channelview, Texas. The seaman injured his back when he was ordered to move heavy equipment without the proper help. After causing severe injuries to his back, the company failed to ...
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8 5

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Employer Negligence
The offshore injury and maritime lawyers at Arnold & Itkin filed a Jones Act case against Canyon Offshore and Helix Energy Solutions over the failure to provide proper medical care to one of its most loyal crew member: the ROV supervisor, who is from Florida. Here’s the story: The ROV Supervisor had worked for the companies since 2004. He had a stroke while on a vessel, but the companies failed to ...
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Oil Rig
Arnold & Itkin, LLP recently filed a case involving a man who was injured aboard a fixed oil production platform when he was instructed to lift a compressor weighing over 300 pounds without being provided proper safety equipment to complete the task. As a result of this negligent tasking, the man sustained injuries to his neck, back, and shoulders. It’s the supervisor’s job to ensure that everyone ...
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Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed a case involving a longshoreman who was struck by falling cargo and equipment at the Chalmette Midstream Buoys during a cargo unloading operation. The incident occurred when the main crane cable aboard the M/V Unison Power, a Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier failed. As a result of the incident, the man sustained injuries to his back, neck, groin, and other parts of ...
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