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June 2018 Archives

Offshore workers have high risks of fatal injuries

If you work offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, you already know the dangers that you face before you even set foot on the oil rig. While major disasters like the Deepwater Horizon explosion garner the bulk of the media's attention, most work-related fatalities in the offshore oil and gas industries are related to transportation events.

Where did longshoremen originate?

Europe has been home to many a famous sailor. One calls to mind the stories of the Greek poet Homer. From these stories, historic accounts and ancient excavated relics we know the ancient Greeks and Romans were master sailors. The mountainous area of the Mediterranean made it too hard to travel and transport loads of goods by land so these communities depended on master shipbuilders, navigators and merchants.

An injured oil rig worker gets closer to settling his injury case

Noble Drilling Services, Inc., an offshore oil drilling company, saw its efforts to compel an injured worker to undergo a functional capacity evaluation (FCE) thwarted by a U.S. District Court judge on May 29. In his ruling, the federal judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana suggested that he didn't anticipate that the worker's submission to another doctor's examination would serve any worthwhile purpose.

How to prevent dock worker injuries in Louisiana

Working on a dock can be very dangerous. There's so much going on that you could lose track of a piece of equipment or even forget to put on your hard hat. Either way, you could wind up involved in an accident that could put you out of work for an extended period. You need to stay as safe as possible when at work on a Louisiana dock so you don't find yourself sitting in the hospital.

The types of maritime injuries suffered in Louisiana

Working in the maritime industry can be very rewarding. It can also be extremely dangerous. You face the perils of working on the water on a daily basis. You are at the mercy of the sea most of the time. This can be incredibly stressful for not only you but also your entire family. What if you get injured working on the water? Here are some of the most common maritime injuries suffered by workers in Louisiana.

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