Join us for a Webinar on February 8
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Williams v. Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., BRBS (2011).
The BRD recently held that the situs requirement was met where claimant's injury occurred on employer's parking lot located within the perimeter of employer's shipyard that is adjacent to navigable waters, albeit separated from the shipyard's working areas by a fence and a security gate.
Claimant, a nuclear pipe worker, fell and injured his shoulder in employer's North Yard Parking Lot. The parking lot is situated on the premises of employer's shipyard; however, it is separated from the working areas by a fence. It is owned and maintained by employer for use by its employees, Navy personnel, and contractors who have business with employer, and is used solely for parking. There is no access to navigable waters from the parking lot, and employees must swipe their badges at a security turnstile at one end of the lot to enter the production area.
The Board reasoned that the Fourth Circuit, within whose jurisdiction this case arose, has defined "adjoining area" under §3(a) as a discrete shoreside structure or facility that is similar to the enumerated areas, actually contiguous with navigable waters, and customarily used for maritime activity. Here, employer's property extended from navigable waters to the outer edge of the parking lot. The Board concluded that "claimant's injury occurred in a shipbuilding area contiguous to navigable waters …."
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Join us for a Webinar on January 10
This webinar is the first of a series entitled Commercial Marine and Longshore insurance. Focusing on specific issues within the field sponsored by LIG Marine Managers. Each presentation will be under 10 minutes and then will provide time for questions and answers at the end.
Future webinars will include:
• Understanding the new Recreational Vessels Regulations in
• Deadly Marine E&O Mistakes
• California Mods and Longshore
• Multistate Longshore Exposures
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The long awaited regulations implementing the ARRA changes in the Longshore act from Feb 2009, were finally published Friday, Dec 30th 2011.
The full text of the history and rule can be found at http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2011/12/30/2011-32880/regulations-implementing-the-longshore-and-harbor-workers-compensation-act-recreational-vessels
The history and discussion is interesting, but you need to run down over ¾ of the way down the document, just under the section titled “AUTHORITY” for the actual revisions .
I am sure there will be much more comment, but this rule will take effect Jan 30th 2012.