Longshoreman Killed On the Job in Port of Long Beach

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A longshoreman was fatally injured on the job in the Port of Long Beach after a container aboard a ship fell and crushed him. According to a CBS news report, the incident occurred the night of January 19, 2012 at Pier J. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say the crane operator dropped the container on his boss. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is handling the investigation.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased victim. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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Lake Havasu Boating Accident Victim Gets $4.3 Million

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An Ontario, California boat manufacturer has been ordered to pay $4.3 million to Stacey Lowry. The Chino Hills resident lost her leg in an August 4, 2004 boating accident in Lake Havasu. According to an article in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Lowry filed the product liability lawsuit against Johnson Marine Supplies Inc. a year after the 8/4/2004 accident.

The accident occurred when Lowry’s husband, Paul, had tried to put the throttle of the boat in reverse. The boat then surged causing it to hit a cement sea wall. Stacey Lowry’s leg was crushed and as a result, had to be amputated. Lowry’s lawsuit alleged that the boat had a defective retainer clip that was not installed properly.
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