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What to know about suffering a burn injury at sea

One of the most common injuries seamen face while at work is suffering a burn injury. This can include burning your skin while putting out a fire on ship, burning your skin from exposure to hot steam or suffering a chemical burn while handling dangerous materials, such as gasoline, strong acids or industrial cleaning solvents.

Golden Ray hearing finds why the ship tipped unexpectedly

If you remember the incident of the Golden Ray capsizing, then you'll be interested to know that the hearing for the incident was scheduled for Sept. 14, 2020. The hearing looked into the capsizing of the large vessel as well as the pollution of the waters in Georgia that resulted.

How many kinds of maritime accidents can you name?

As someone who works on a dock, at sea or in a shipyard, you're familiar with some of the common accidents and injuries that take place. You know that you may be walking in slick areas, that you could be exposed to live sea life and that there is heavy machinery around you. You know that the weather can have an impact on your day, and you're aware that you have to be cautious about what you wear to prevent hypothermia or other conditions.

Danger and other challenges continue to confront oyster fishermen

With the arrival of oyster season in the Gulf of Mexico, commercial fishermen remain on the look-out for oyster beds, dredging for these tasty morsels on the bottom of the ocean. The Louisiana oyster season, which typically takes place from September through April, has seen better times, and let us not forget the everyday workplace dangers confronted by fishermen.

What are some on-the-job dangers shipyard workers face?

Many maritime professions involve strenuous labor. Shipyard work isn't very different in that aspect of things. There are specific hazards that these workers have to contend with that are unique to this profession.

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