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5th Circuit Applies LHWCA's Protections to Worker at Riverfront Storage Facility

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 202 | 0 | 23 min read

A federal appellate court ruled that a foreman at an oil and gas storage facility along the Mississippi River qualified as a maritime worker covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. Case: International-Matex Tank Terminals v. OWCP, No. 18-60662, 11/25/2019, published. Facts: International-Matex Tank Terminals owns an oil and gas storage facility on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Gretna, Louisiana. Although the facility is accessible by railroad and commercial truck, all products depart by ship, and most arrive by ship, too. The facility’s...

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