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Admiralty – Negligence – Forklift Accident – Voluntary Spotters (access required)

Although the Navy was not required to use spotters or safeties when a petty officer operated a 20-ton forklift, and the Navy voluntarily undertook to provide this assistance, a contractor’s installation technician working aboard the ship cannot collect from the shipowner, the U.S., for injuries he suffered when the forklift ran over his foot, a ...