From asbestos exposure to the risk of slips and falls on wet or oily surfaces, these are just some ways that shipyard workers can be exposed to deadly illnesses or get injured. Something else that can put them at risk of getting hurt or sick is the use of spray paint in constructing or maintaining water vessels.
A 52-year-old woman fell overboard to her death while en route to one of the stops on her Princess Cruise Lines ship's itinerary on Nov. 13. The woman and her male companion had left Port Everglades for what was slated to be a seven-day southern Caribbean cruise several days earlier on Nov. 9. The ship was expected to return to its original Fort Lauderdale port this past Saturday.
Injuries at sea are handled much differently than state-by-state workers’ compensation policies. For this reason, employers can easily take advantage of workers who don’t know their rights.
Divers with the Lee County Sheriff's Office have found the body of a boater who had gone missing while spending time out on the water nearby Punta Rassa on Sunday, Nov. 11. A spokesperson for the office notes that he'd last been seen right before 3:00 p.m. that afternoon. Soon after that, police dispatch began receiving calls summoning them to the scene.
Those who work on water docks have more than just forklift crush injuries, heavy-lifting injuries and slip-and-fall injuries to worry about. They have to take precautions to minimize their risk of drowning after an electric shock as well.
A 29-year-old Fernandina Beach man, who was slated to get married on Dec. 1, fell to his death while aboard Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Classica on Oct. 26. The man had just begun his bachelor party cruise from the Port of Palm Beach to the Grand Bahama Island when the incident occurred.