Jones Act, Seaman, Marquette Transportation & George

The Jones Act, Seaman, Marquette Transportation & George case is about an alleged seaman that filed a lawsuit under the Jones Act in the United States District Court, E.D. Louisiana.

A brief summary of the Jones Act, Seaman, Marquette Transportation & George case includes:

  • This Jones Act litigation arises out of a lead deckhand’s claim that he twisted his ankle and injured his back and hip after tripping over rigging equipment cluttering the fleet deck on which he was working.
  • Anthony L. George began working for Marquette Transportation Company Gulf-Inland in March 2014 as a senior deckhand. Mr. George was experienced and well trained as a deckhand, and he was familiar with Marquette’s safety manual and vessel operating procedures. Mr. George was promoted to leadman (lead deckhand) and in late May 2015, he started working aboard the towing vessel, M/V REDEEMER.
  • On June 6, 2015, Mr. George came on watch to build a tow that the front watch had started. As he was finishing building a tow of empty barges with his subordinate coworker, Marquette deckhand Caleb Smith, Mr. George crossed from the tow to the REDEEMER’s fleet deck to retrieve a wire when he stepped on visible rigging equipment, specifically, a coiled wire, and rolled his ankle.On February 15, 2016, Mr. George sued Marquette Transportation Company Gulf-Inland, LLC and Marquette Transportation Company, LLC, alleging that defendants’ negligence under the Jones Act caused his injuries; he also alleges that the defendants owe him maintenance and cure.
  • For more on the Jones Act Case – See Jones Act, Seaman, Marquette Transportation & George

CASE WATCH℠ is a compilation of Jones Act cases nationwide.

Case Watch is provided for the seaman and others as a source of information about various situations in which seaman have been injured while performing their jobs aboard a vessel, ship, platform etc.  The seaman have usually sought remedies (unseaworthiness and maintenance and cure) under general maritime law and the Jones Act.

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