Working on a cruise ship may feel like the perfect opportunity for world travelers. You get to see the world, have your lodging and food paid for and get to work while you vacation. What’s not to like?
Shipyard accidents happen every year in the United States, all along the coast, but that does not just mean that employers and shipyard workers have to accept the risk. There are things they can do to reduce the chances of an injury. They can protect themselves.
Boating is very popular across the United States, but geography alone dictates that some states have far more registered watercraft than others. Have you ever wondered which ones top the list?
When people think of cruise ship injuries, they often think of the big, catastrophic events: Someone falls overboard, the ship breaks down at sea or a massive storm catches the ship without any cover on the open water.
If you're spending a day on the lake with your family, it's easy to feel like you don't need a life jacket. The boat is just drifting on relatively flat water. It's sunny, warm and calm. Everyone is relaxed and enjoying themselves. You want to stash your jacket under the seats, put your feet up and enjoy the day.