Friday, April 18, 2008

Fatal Injury on Barge Results in Federal Negligence Suit

Pittsburgh dock worker Blaine Martin, 55, sustained a fatal head injury on the job in early 2007. His widow has recently filed a federal negligence lawsuit in the case, claiming that his employer failed to live up to the workplace safety standards required of maritime employers by the federal law known as the Jones Act. It is believed that Martin’s death was caused by ice accumulation on the deck of a barge, a problem that could have been avoided with proper precautions. Mrs. Martin is seeking over $75,000 in damages in the case.

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