Crew Member Dies Following Fall on Cargo Vessel at Port of Houston

by | Nov 30, 2020 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

A crew member on a general cargo vessel tragically lost his life on Sunday, November 29, 2020.  At the time the vessel was docked in the Port of Houston.  The worker was on a ladder when he fell 100 feet into the vessel’s cargo hold.  He was transported via Life Flight to a local hospital before being pronounced dead.  The worker’s identity has not yet been released.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by this tragedy.

Every year numerous workers are injured as a result of a fall on a vessel.  Entering and exiting cargo holds is one of the most dangerous tasks that occurs on a ship.  The goal for any safe offshore company must be to minimize risks involved in this dangerous task.  All workers involved in the work must ensure that hazards have been properly analyzed beforehand.

Our experienced lawyers handle maritime personal injury and wrongful death litigation of all kinds and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in maritime injury and death cases involving falls that occurred on a vessel.

The experienced and aggressive vessel accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of an incident during a transfer. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to vessel accidents, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.

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