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Protecting Shipbreakers From Falls

Shipbreakers work in an extremely perilous profession and face many dangers each day when they go to work. Shipbreaking employers are required to take specific steps to protect workers from many dangers. Below are some of the steps required to protect shipbreakers from the dangers of falls. It is important to remember that other requirements exist to protect workers from a myriad of other dangers.

Fall Protection

Part of shipbreaking involves cutting away portions of the ship to move them to dry land for further disassembly. That means that new openings are continuously created on a structure that may be unstable. OSHA, therefore, recommends that all workers wear safety harnesses

Employers are also urged to guard deck edges and other openings whenever possible to prevent falls.

Injured Workers May Have Rights to Recovery

If you, or a loved one, have been hurt in a shipbreaking accident, then you may be entitled to recovery. Contact a shipbreaking accident lawyer as soon as possible after your injury to discuss your specific case. The experienced New York City maritime injury lawyers of Hofmann & Schweitzer represent injured maritime workers nationwide. Contact us today at 1-800-3-MAY-DAY or via our online contact form for more information.

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