Offshore InjuryBlog

Blogs Posted in October

10 30

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Jones Act

New Case Filed for Injured Maritime Worker

Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed a lawsuit against Maersk for injuries sustained by a Jones Act seaman aboard one of their vessels. The client critically injured his back when his assigned bed fell apart underneath him. The seaman spent twelve days in an overseas hospital before returning to the States, spending several more days in a hospital before finally undergoing major spinal surgery. ...
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10 22

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Barge Accident

Fuel Barge Explodes Off Port Aransas Coast

Early Friday, a fuel barge exploded off the Port Aransas coast, leaving two missing. The explosion occurred around 4:30 a.m. while the barge was being pulled by a tug, according to a mayday message to Coast Guard watchstanders by the tug’s captain. Six crew members were reportedly pulled to safety. Crew Goes Missing After the Fire In the aftermath of the explosion, it was discovered that two of ...
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10 17

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Oil Rig
As of last evening, the U.S. Coast Guard has ceased its search for the missing rig worker in Lake Pontchartrain. Their search was conducted over nearly 24 hours nonstop, utilizing 10 search missions covering 90 square miles. In a statement, the Coast Guard sent their thoughts and prayers to the family of Timothy Morrison, 44, who was left missing when a gas and oil storage rig exploded on Sunday ...
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10 16

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Oil Rig
The rig explosion on Lake Pontchartrain (which has been reported both as an oil rig and a natural gas storage rig) has left one worker missing and at least 7 injured—three of them in critical condition. The identity of the missing worker has been revealed to be 44-year-old Timothy Morrison of Katy, TX. Sheriff Lopinto of Jefferson Parish has vowed to search for Mr. Morrison for as long as it ...
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Around 7 PM Sunday night, a rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain in Jefferson Parish. Originally reported as an oil rig, the natural gas storage rig may have exploded due to the ignition of cleaning chemicals during routine maintenance work (according to officials). The explosion injured seven, leaving two workers in the burn unit at Baton Rouge. As of Monday afternoon, search and rescue efforts are ...
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10 15

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Oil Rig
Update: the rig was originally reported as an oil rig, but some sources report it is actually a natural gas storage rig. On Sunday night, an oil rig exploded in Lake Pontchartrain in St. Charles Parish, LA. According to the Kenner Police Department spokesman, rescue boats had been dispatched from the Kenner Boat Launch; the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is assisting. He went on to say there ...
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