Offshore InjuryBlog

Blog category: "Crane Accidents"

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Crane Accidents

Offshore Work Is Getting More Dangerous

The Downtrend in Crane Safety Crane safety is at its worst point in years. In 2015, the head of the federal offshore safety agency, Brian Salerno, revealed that crane incidents per installation have doubled over the last four years. “No one wants to face the family of a worker who dies or is severely injured because we didn’t do our jobs correctly, or because we failed to recognize that the risks ...
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Last week there was a crane accident in Galveston that killed two workers and left a third with minor injuries. At 10:45am on Wednesday, Galveston County first responders received a call that an industrial accident had happened on a dock on Pelican Island, at a facility reportedly owned by T&T Marine Offshore. By the time police, firefighters, and EMS arrived, two men at the scene were already ...
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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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Boat Accident, Crane Accidents

Tugboat Captain Killed In Crane Accident

In the early hours of Thursday morning, an accident on the Industrial Canal, which connects the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, Louisiana, lead to fatal injuries to a 46 yeard old tugboat captain. The captain was killed when a crane fell on his boat while he passed under the Florida Avenue Bridge. According to early reports, the captain was pushing a crane barge. When ...
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The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin recently represented a mother whose son was killed in a crane accident while working offshore. The case involved approximately 20 depositions and was fought in state and federal court, as well as appellate courts, by Attorneys Cory Itkin and Kurt Arnold . The case was hard fought, as the defendants contended that they were not at fault for the incident, diverting ...
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Arnold & Itkin will represent the widow who lost her husband in a tragic offshore accident that occurred in Alabama. The longshoreman was killed in a crane accident that occurred on the BBC Louisiana. Maritime Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin and Noah Wexler recently filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of the woman in Harris County, TX. We are committed to prevent accidents like this one from ...
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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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