Union President Not Engaged in Maritime Employment Under LHWCA

Thursday, June 10, 2004
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that a union president is not engaged in maritime employment for purposes of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). In the instant case, the claimant filed an application in 2000 for benefits under the LHWCA, alleging hearing loss, which he ascribed to his work as a container repair mechanic. Claimant ceased work as a mechanic in 1996 when he became a full-time president of Local 1970 of the International Longshoremen’s Association. His work as union president required his occasional presence at a marine terminal, but most of his time was spent in an office or at home. The court held that, because of the nature of his duties and his limited presence at a marine terminal, claimant’s work did not constitute maritime employment, thus making his last marine employer fully responsible for payment of his disability claim, even if his work as the union president might have aggravated the condition. Sidwell v. Virginia International Terminals, Inc., No. 03-1966 Source: HK Law
Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

Shipping is Cutting CO2 Emissions

London-based shipping advisors Drewry Supply Chain Associates said that shipping liner operators have made significant inroads into cutting CO2 emissions.   In

Naval Authorities Rely on OSE Separators from GEA

The trend of modernizing ships and fitting them with more efficient separator systems, which has been noticeable since 2014 particularly in Europe and North America,

MacGregor's Pusnes bow loading systems for Suezmax Tankers

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured contracts to supply Pusnes bow loading systems for three newbuild shuttle tankers intended for operations in Brazilian waters.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0763 sec (13 req/sec)