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5th Circuit Revives Widow's LHWCA Claim for Husband's Fatal Fall

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | 448 | 0 | 0 min read

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals revived a widow’s Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claim for her husband’s fatal fall through a hole in a decommissioned oil platform. Case: Manson Gulf v. Modern American Recycling Service Inc., No. 17-30007, 12/18/2017, published. Facts: In 2015, Manson Gulf acquired a platform from Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas for decommissioning. Manson extracted the 50-foot-tall, four-leg platform and placed the structure on a chartered barge. The company ordered four holes cut in the platform's grating adjacent to each of the su...

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