A welder, who lost his fingers in a maritime accident on a vessel, has filed an injury lawsuit against Global Industries. According to the lawsuit, the seaman was working on a Hercules drilling platform in September 2010, when the accident occurred. He was trying to secure a cable when a coworker turned on the cable. The man had no warning about the danger he was exposed to, and as a result, his hand got caught in the snatch pulley. He lost several of his fingers. He has now filed a lawsuit alleging that he suffered severe and painful injuries. The lawsuit names Global Industries Ltd. and Global Industries International LP. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants failed to facilitate proper communication between the workers on the vessel, and that the defendant failed to provide a safe and seaworthy vessel. The seaman is seeking damages for physical and mental pain. Providing a safe and seaworthy vessel for a maritime worker does not merely involve providing a safe physical environment on the vessel. The crewmembers on the vessel must also be properly trained, skilled and experienced. Vessel owners have a responsibility to hire crewmembers who are able to perform their duties well. Incompetent workers can often be a factor in maritime injuries. Often, workers are injured because of t If you have been injured in a maritime accident, contact a maritime attorney at my office for a free initial evaluation of your case.
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