Shipyard workers are employed at harbors and major river waterways doing ship building, ship maintenance and ship repairs.
According to OSHA, shipyard work is extremely hazardous, with an injury-accident rate more than twice that of construction and general industry work.
For shipyard workers, shipyard accidents are a constant worry. If a third-party ship owner (not your employer) negligently fails to turn over its ship in a condition that is reasonably safe for the ship yard work to be done, the ship owner can be sued under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA).
Third party contractors – any company other than your employer – can be held liable to shipyard workers for injuries in shipyard accidents caused by poorly maintained vehicles or other equipment they supply, dangerous conditions created by their work, or the negligence or their employees.
If the shipyard owner or operator is not your employer, they can be held responsible for dangerous conditions such as overcrowding, trip and fall hazards, or exposure to toxic chemicals or products.
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