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Safety Concerns When Working on a Barge
As a maritime employee, you may find that your workload includes time on a barge. Barges are used to transport goods via waterways, with the main deck where employees work during travel. When employed on a barge, there are safety concerns at play. There are different accident types that can take place, where the employees are injured or even killed. At Cueria Law Firm, we specialize in handling cases involving maritime injury and death, including cases involving barge employment. By learning more about safety concerns, you can determine if a recent accident can result in compensation for your medical and health needs.
When working on a barge, it is essential that every individual employed is trained correctly. The right protocols and training need to be in place to ensure the safety of everyone on board. One area that needs to be covered is fire prevention. Certain methods will need to be followed if a fire were to occur on board. Employees need to be prepped with fire prevention and safety methods so that everyone can remain safe and free of fire injury.
The walking surface of the barge must also be considered. Slips and falls are common issues that occur on a barge. Areas where a fall could occur from a high point or when an individual could fall overboard must be cleaned and prepped for every work day. Surfaces should not be wet or cluttered, cutting down on the potential for a slip and fall that could result in an injury or an employee going overboard.
Equipment used on the barge should also be considered. Any equipment used by employees needs to be in proper working order. This can include cranes, hoists, winches and other equipment options. If the equipment is not kept in good condition, accidents can occur. If an employee using the equipment is not properly trained, then an accident can take place due to improper usage.
As you can see, there are many instances that can result in an accident aboard a barge. When employed in the maritime industry, it is important to know your rights. If you are injured on the job, our Louisiana personal injury attorneys are here for you. We can review your case and help you determine the proper course of action to see the best results.
In many cases, the barge owner or manager is at fault due to negligent actions which led to your accident or injury. It is important to hold these individuals accountable. At Cueria Law Firm, we are ready to help you with a personal injury claim.
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Attorney Brent Cueria founded the Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. located in New Orleans, in order to focus on the representation of injured individuals, where his true passion is. Mr. Cueria uses his past experience to diligently advocate for the injured and disabled clients he now represents against the insurance companies.
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