A freezer hold crewman injured in a cargo conveyor belt accident reached a confidential settlement with Blue North Fisheries. The case arose out of an accident in the BLUE ATTU’s freezer hold while the vessel was fishing in the Bering Sea.
The crewman suffered a comminuted crush to his index finger that required surgical repair with plates and screws. After his initial surgery, the crewman had two additional surgeries to attempt to regain further motion of his index finger. Unfortunately, despite good care, the crewman was left with residual disabilities that prevented him from returning to work as a fish processor.