Offshore InjuryBlog

Blog category: "Commercial Diving"

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The offshore oil and gas industry has always been one of innovation and technological advancement. One of the game-changing innovations in recent years is the widespread use of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). These underwater robots have revolutionized how offshore operations are performed, significantly impacting safety and efficiency. But, will they replace human divers? Let's dive deep into ...
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In the past, we’ve discussed how commercial diving jobs such as underwater welding might be among some of the most dangerous in the offshore industry. However, it’s difficult to confirm this because the most recent data on commercial diving death rates covers 1997 to 1989. That data, released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that commercial divers had about five deaths each year. ...
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Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Adam Lewis filed a lawsuit today on behalf of a man who sustained serious injuries when heavy equipment fell on his leg as he was working aboard the DSV Kelly Ann Candies, a commercial diving vessel. The equipment knocked the man over and pinned him knees-down to the deck of the ship. Injuries like our client’s hinder the ability to earn a living, enjoy our ...
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The maritime industry employs commercial divers on a full-time or contract basis to provide inspections or maintenance of offshore structures beneath the surface of the ocean. Given the harsh environment and the depths at which they are required to work, commercial diving is an especially dangerous job. Because of the specialization of their work, commercial divers are often forced to perform ...
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Offshore work is one of the most dangerous industries in the country. Most offshore workers know the risks of rig explosions or being injured by heavy machinery, but they are probably unaware of the threats posed by flesh-eating bacteria. Contracting a flesh-eating bacterium is rare. However, the outcome can be severe. If not treated quickly, infection could result in an amputation or death. What ...
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The Dangers of Underwater Welding

Underwater welding is a specialized type of welding that requires extensive training and unique skills. Underwater welders frequently work on offshore oil rigs and offshore pipelines when they are in need of repair. While the work can be very lucrative, it is arguably the most dangerous job in the country. According to one study, underwater welders have the highest fatality rate of any occupation. ...
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