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Federal Appellate Court Partially Revives Longshore Worker's Claim Against Vessel Owner

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 197 | 0 | 0 min read

A federal appellate court partially revived a longshore worker’s claims against a barge owner, seeking damages for his injury while working aboard the vessel. Case: In re Complaint of Buchanan Marine, No. 16-1092-cv, 10/27/2017, published. Facts: Wayne Volk worked for Buchanan Marine at the Clinton Point quarried rock processing facility on the Hudson River, in Dutchess County, New York. Tilcon New York used the facility to process and load rock onto barges. Buchanan would transport the barges, using its tugboats, to Tilcon's customers. Volk was inspecting a moored barge own...

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