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How to Prevent and Recover From Maritime Hanging Staging Falls

Maritime workers who work on suspended platforms, such as maritime hanging staging often share one common goal: Do Not Fall. A fall from such an elevation can result in a serious injury or death.

Falls May Be Preventable

Whether your work includes time on maritime hanging staging, you have been injured in a fall, or you have lost a loved one in a fall, it is important to understand that there are certain safe work practices that might prevent a fall and the resulting injuries.

In addition to the proper installation, maintenance and inspection of maritime hanging staging, OSHA specifically recommends that maritime employers implement the following to prevent falls:

  • General precautions
  • Standard guardrails, when appropriate
  • Precautions when using wire rope guardrails
  • Precautions for blasting or coating operations
  • Precautions for materials handling

These precautions can prevent catastrophic maritime accidents and the pain and loss that follow.

Contact a New York Jones Act Attorney if You've Been Hurt, or Lost a Loved One

The New York maritime injury lawyers of Hofmann & Schweitzer represent injured East Coast maritime workers, or their survivors, after serious maritime accidents. Since 1977, we have been representing injured maritime workers and helping them, and their families, get the recoveries they deserve.

For a free consultation, please call one of our experienced New York maritime accident attorneys at 1-800-3-MAY-DAY (1-800-362-9329). We also encourage you to read our FREE publication: The Legal Rights of Injured Seamen and Other Commercial Mariners to learn more about your rights.

* Source: OSHA, Shipyard Employment eTool, Scaffolds, Hanging Staging

Read More About Maritime Hanging Staging Accidents in our FREE library article: Attention Workers Who Use Maritime Hanging Staging 

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