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Bad conditions – Serious injury

The Coast Guard medevaced a seriously injured crew member from the 169ft fishing vessel F/V Constellation near St. Paul, Alaska. The crewmember was injured when a hatch closed on him.

A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the crewman from the 169-foot fishing vessel Constellation at about 9:30 a.m., just outside St. Paul Harbor. The Coast Guard placed the man in the care of St. Paul Health Center staff, who later transferred him to a Guardian Flight aircraft crew that flew him to Anchorage for further care.

The Emergency call for the medevac came from Guardian’s master at 7:44 p.m. Sunday, reporting the crew member had sustained a serious injury to his arm after a hatch closed on it. On scene conditions at the time of the initial request included 44-mph wind gusts and 10-foot seas.

Even routine jobs are not necessarily safe in the best of conditions and a slip, fall, or heavy equipment can cause significant injury with loss of income and perhaps livelihood or life. An experienced attorney and expert associates can determine if there is fault involved and if the injured crewman is due compensation to cover living expenses until he is able to return to work, or compensation if he is never able to return to work.

by Tom Evans, Injury at Sea.

Tom Evans is a SEATTLE MARITIME INJURY LAWYER handling all aspects of maritime injury at sea… including shore side situations.
Injury at Sea Seattle Maritime injury attorneys provide legal representation worldwide for injured fishermen, deckhands, officers, merchant mariners, factory trawlers, crabbers, ferry workers, longshore, all branches of the merchant marines, cruise ship, oil rig workers and recreational boater injuries. Also including longliners, deckhands, processor, factory workers (in the factory and on the trawler) coastguard licensed
They work with highly qualified marine safety investigators, naval experts, injury experts, Board-certified medical personnel and health care providers, physical capacities experts, and job experts, representing anyone injured at sea or in a maritime situation, to get compensation for present and future losses.

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