Longshoreman


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Longshoreman

A person who loads and unloads cargo from ships. Because these jobs are often both temporary and dangerous, longshoremen in the United States are entitled to coverage under the Longshore Act. A longshoreman is also called a docker or a stevedore.
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After enactment of the 1972 amendments, the federal courts of appeals fumbled with differing interpretations of the negligence standard in longshoreman personal injury cases for nine years, until the U.
When a breach of this warranty was found, the shipowner could recover the full damages he paid to an injured or killed longshoreman or other harbor worker from the stevedore employer.
The average longshoreman, which is what many crane operators and other dock workers are called, gender notwithstanding, earns an average annual salary of more than $100,000, gets 15 paid holidays on top of vacation and retires with an enviable pension.
He's preparing the next generation," said Chambers, as he pointed out a young longshoreman working nearby.
Salaries will increase 12 percent, giving the average longshoreman around $90,000 in annual pay.
Jay Lopez, a third-generation longshoreman who's spent 24 years on the docks, echoed that caution.
The 55-year-old has been a longshoreman for almost 35 years and, though he isn't concerned about pay levels, is frustrated about training issues.