Monday, July 14, 2008

Diver Working on Barge Brings Lawsuit under Jones Act

Citing the Jones Act, a seaman has filed suit against his employer, Bo-Mac Contractors, for injures he received while serving aboard a barge. Daniel Bartee's suit was filed June 18 in the Jefferson County District Court. According to his petition, on March 6, Bartee was a diver aboard a Bo-Mac barge operating in the Mississippi River when he was injured. The suit does not describe how Bartee's injuries occurred.

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