Fisherman Sucked Into Net Reel on a Fishing Vessel

Fisherman sucked into net reel on a fishing vessel

Paul Hofmann
Specializes in personal injury, with emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims
YANKEE PRIDE sailing out of Rhode Island, operated by YANKEE PRIDE FISHERIES, INC. Wondering why the captain and deck boss did not observe the deckhand pulling the net safely onto the reel before they had the reel hydraulics turned on, catching deckhand’s arm and pulling arm out of its socket.