Lawsuit: Deck hand suffered back injuries when towboat jerked

(POINT PLEASANT, W.Va.) — A deck hand has filed suit against AEP River Operations LLC after suffering serious back injuries on an Ohio River barge, The West Virginia Record reported. The lawsuit says the towboat moved suddenly without warning, causing the plaintiff to jerk and spin around. The suit also alleges that the captain failed to allow the deck hand to seek immediate medical care.

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By Professional Mariner Staff