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Feds: Worker Who Fell 50 Feet Didn’t Use Lifeline

NEW ORLEANS (AP)–A worker on a crew replacing corroded grating on an oil platform wasn’t wearing his safety lifeline when he fell to his death off Louisiana in May 2020, the federal offshore safety agency says. The man stood on …

5th Circuit: Oil Platform Worker’s Longshore Act Claim Barred by Exclusive Remedy

Exclusive remedy bars a lawsuit filed by a mechanic against the owner of an offshore oil platform where he worked, even though he was employed by different company, a federal appellate court ruled. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected …