Virginia Maritime Lawyer Richard Serpe - Shipyard Accidents
Shipyard work is traditionally hazardous and has an injury-rate more than twice that of the general construction industry, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
Shipyard workers are constantly exposed to risky environments. Cutting and bending steel, sandblasting inside tanks and enclosed spaces, welding large metal beams, hooking up electrical systems, working on platforms hundreds of feet in the air—these tasks carry a great deal of risk.
These conditions demand competence and professionalism from both employees and employers--anything less places lives at risk.
Types of Shipyard Accidents
- Poorly-maintained equipment which malfunctions and causes injury,
- Crane accidents,
- Forklift accidents,
- Scaffolding and ladder accidents,
- Long-term exposure to hazardous materials,
- Slips, trips, and falls,
- Fires and explosions,
Richard Serpe - An Experienced Maritime Attorney
Richard J. Serpe has a Masters Degree (LLM) in maritime law from Tulane University School of Law, and has obtained the highest ranking (Proctor) from the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He has successfully prosecuted maritime cases bringing fair and just compensation to those who were injured while performing their duties.