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Shipyard Accidents Archives

Woman suffers serious injuries while working on submarine

An accident at a shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia has led to an assistant shift tech engineer to suffering serious injuries that left her in critical condition at a nearby hospital. The accident is being investigated, and though there is not too much information regarding the incident, we do know a couple of things. The ship the tech engineer was working on the USS San Francisco, which is a nuclear submarine that is being converted to a moored training ship. It has been at the Portsmouth shipyard since January of last year.

Shipyard accident pins man, leaves him fighting for life

We have talked about the incredible dangers that are present at shipyards in the past. The sheer force of many of the heavy objects that can be found at a shipyard can amputate limbs, deal people serious, life-changing injuries, or even kill people. Shipyards are dangerous places, but they are still important and vital to maritime activities.

The risky business of shipyards and docks

Admiralty and maritime law covers such a wide array of potential problems, issues, and industries. It is easy to think that this only pertains to ships and vessels at sea -- but that isn't the case. One of the most important areas that admiralty and maritime law covers is shipyards and docks.

Shipyard accident leaves 1 dead, officials begin investigation

While the following story did not occur here in Florida, it still exemplifies the stunning dangers that people who work in shipyards face on a daily basis. Today's story comes from Philadelphia, where a person was killed by falling cargo containers at a shipyard.

South Korea crane accident highlights dangers of shipyards

A crane accident at a shipyard in South Korea in early May left six people dead and 22 people with injuries. Three of the people who suffered injuries were described as being "severely" injured. The crane fell on a well bay module at a Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard, but the crane itself was helping build an oil platform for a French energy company, Total.

Burned shipyard worker still in hospital month after incident

The source story for today's post is from Wisconsin, but it involves shipyards and the risks that are inherent to them, so it is applicable to any shipyard in the world. According to the Associated Press, a worker suffered serious burns at a shipyard on Feb. 6, and the worker was still hospitalized as of the writing of our source article (March 6). The individual was working on a vessel at the time of the burn.

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