Data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2015 cited oil rig work as one of the most dangerous industries to work in. That year, at least 120 workers were killed on the job. Studies show that these injuries and deaths in the oil rig industry are mostly caused by human errors, irregular application of procedures or equipment misuse.
Boating is one of the most enjoyable hobbies one can have. There are so many beautiful waterways in Louisiana that any type of watercraft will make for a great day. You need a license to operate a boat and this can only be obtained by taking a boater safety class. You can take as many precautions as possible and still wind up in a maritime accident. Here's what you should do following such an accident.
When you’re a crew member on a cruise ship, you have a lot of responsibilities. From ensuring guest and passenger safety and satisfaction to making sure you fulfill your other job duties, you have a lot on your plate. One thing you should never have to worry about is whether your employer has your best interests in mind. Also, you probably want to know that you have access to the best treatment in the event of an injury.
Working as a longshoreman is a very rewarding career. Not only are you providing for yourself and your family, you also get to enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer in Louisiana. You are on a dock by the water or on a boat almost every day of the week, which means you get to work outside in some of the most beautiful areas of the state. But, what if you get injured? Here's how to handle an injury working as a longshoreman.
Even with modern weather tracking capabilities, a storm can still strike with very little warning. This is one of the most dangerous times to work in the maritime industry. It is absolutely critical that everyone on the boat knows exactly what to do to stay safe.
As you may know, there is a national shortage of truck drivers. Why is this important to maritime law? It's ships that may need to take over transportation on America's waterways.