Earlier this year, a tugboat collided with a barge and caused it to sink, killing two individuals. Now the same vessel may have just been involved in another accident. Claims Journal reports.
The tugboat Cooperative Spirit reportedly crashed into the Luling Bridge on Sunday, sinking two barges of grain in the process. The tugboat was pulling 29 of them at the time. The bridge carries I-310 over the Mississippi river west of New Orleans.
The Coast Guard is working to recover the additional cargo. No injuries were reported in this crash. The prior crash happened in January when the tugboat crashed in the RC Creppel, sinking it.
The families of the deceased crew members have filed a wrongful death suit in that case. American River Transport filed a claim saying they weren’t liable for damages or injuries in that crash.
Accidents on the water involve a completely set of personal injury laws from accidents on land, especially if you’re on the job. If you are injured while on a boat, you need to speak with a personal injury attorney with experience in this kind of case law. You and your family may be eligible for substantial compensation if you are hurt in a boating accident.
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