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Second seaman sues BP over accident between oil spill clean up boats [USA]

A second lawsuit has been filed…in relation to an accident between two ships that were hired by BP to help with clean up of last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico....Both suits name 18 defendants including BP...Twenty Grand Offshore...Tidewater Marine...the boats involved and their captains. The plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of $50,000 in both suits. Adams suffered injuries "to his entire body, joints, bones, ligaments, and muscles, and all of said injuries have been a source of physical pain and mental anguish and have resulted in residual dysfunction, limitation of motion and physical impairment of function," the suit claims...The suit claims the ships involved were negligent in failing to provide a safe environment for works, as well as failing to provide adequate crew training.

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