Dockworker Killed at Port Everglades, Florida

by | Oct 29, 2022 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly incident at Port Everglades, Florida on October 20, 2022.  The longshoreman was on board the container ship HOHEBANK when he was struck by a shipping container.  The longshoreman was pronounced dead on board the vessel.  The vessel is operated by Florida-based King Ocean Services Ltd, and its registered owner is Hohebank Container.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  A boat struck a channel marker on the St. Lucie River in Martin County, Florida on October 9, 2022.  A crew member on the fishing vessel CAPT. MICHAEL II sustained a head injury on October 14, 2022.  A small recreational boat capsized in Galveston Bay, Texas on October 15, 2022.  A small recreational boat exploded in Harford County, Maryland on October 21, 2022.  There was an explosion on the container ship EF AVA on October 24, 2022.  There was a fire on board the ferry EXPRESS CANTIKA 77 on October 24, 2022.  A crew member was stabbed on board a vessel at the Port of Long Beach, California on October 24, 2022.

It can be dangerous to work in any industry when safety considerations are not taken seriously.  This is especially so when working on a large ship. Safe maritime companies must ensure that their ships do not put the lives of dock workers at risk.  Safe maritime companies must be proactive and take preventative measures, including regular maintenance and repairs, as well as ensuring its crew members are adequately trained.

Our experienced lawyers handle longshoreman 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 an accident while unloading cargo. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country including those involving cargo containers.

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 a maritime disaster. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to maritime injuries, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your rights.