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Asbestos-related illnesses continue killing shipyard workers

Prior to being outlawed in the 1970's in the United States, many shipyard workers including plumbers, insulators, electricians, painters and welders were exposed to asbestos while maintaining or building civilian or military ships. It's only now that those workers are starting to show early symptoms of asbestosis and mesothelioma, aggressive forms of cancer that quickly rob them of their lives.

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.

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