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Federal Judge Tosses Part of Injured Longshoreman's Suit Against Vessel Owner

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 404 | 0 | 5 min read

A federal trial judge in Louisiana dismissed part of a longshoreman’s claims against a vessel owner for injuries he sustained in a fall on grain that had spilled on the deck of the ship. Case: Johnson v. Cargill, No. 16-16048, 11/01/2018. Facts: Albert Johnson worked for Dockside Linemen. In September 2015, Dockside contracted with Cargill Inc. to rake a cargo of grain that was being loaded on the Hercules Ocean. The Hercules was a foreign-flagged, ocean-going, bulk cargo vessel owned by Diamond Star Shipping PTE. While the grain was being loaded, some of it spilled on the deck o...

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