Ladders can be a major part of construction work. Such tools can help with performing tasks in elevated positions at construction sites.
How well a ship’s navigational systems are functioning has major safety implications. When navigational errors occur, it could lead to a ship crashing or other major negative events.
Cinderblocks are among the types of heavy materials commonly used at construction sites. Now, safety is critical when it comes to these blocks or any other type of heavy construction material. There are a variety of potential accident risks that can come up in connection to such materials at construction sites. This includes risks of a heavy material becoming a falling object.
Hofmann & Schweitzer sympathizes with the workers and their families injured and killed in this very preventable accident on the Norwegian Breakaway July 19th, 2016 while the passenger vessel was in Bermuda. We offer our condolences and services to anyone related to this accident who would wish to consult with us. Our firm was one of the first ever successful litigators against manufacturers of lifeboat equipment that failed and injured crew members. We were able to assist Philippine crew members in the USA courts and avoid mandatory arbitration in the Philippines. See the below article in the Bermuda Royal Gazette:
Navigational hazards are among the things that can create major vessel safety concerns. Among the vessel accidents that could come up in relation to such hazards are vessels striking objects and vessels getting tangled up or caught up in objects.
Among the things that can impact vessel safety are what vessels are carrying. A common thing for vessels to carry are cargo containers. There are certain things that could lead to a cargo container posing a significant safety risk to a vessel and the workers aboard it. One such thing is if a container is overloaded. Overloaded containers could lead to load imbalances or other problems aboard ships, which could result in harmful accidents such as capsizing incidents.
Workplace safety culture is no inconsequential thing. The level and quality of workplace safety culture a contractor or other construction employer has can have significant ramifications in many respects.
Sometimes, workers at ports or other marine terminals suffer injuries during the course of their work. Depending on their circumstances, such a worker may be eligible for benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act for their injuries.