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Falling locker cover injured seaman’s back – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 32-year-old deckhand on a regional tug boat company, was working on a vessel as it was being prepared for repairs at a Tidewater ship repair port. As he was bending down to move some equipment, a 100-pound metal locker cover fell onto his back from the deck above, nearly 10 feet down. During ...