Usually seen floating through rivers and canals, barges are a type of flat-bottomed boat used for transporting heavy goods through shallow water. Barges are long and flat which caters to the heavy cargo they carry. While most barges are self-propelled, some are made to be towed by tugboats. The barge is an important part of American industry that many companies utilize because it is a comparatively cheap way to transport goods.
Maritime workers who work on barges often fall victim to serious accidents including, deck accidents, equipment failures, fall accidents, and fires and explosions.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured or killed as a result of a barge accident, it is very important that you contact a highly skilled, offshore maritime injury lawyer immediately. Learn about your legal rights from an experienced offshore maritime injury attorney by filling out our free, no obligation case review form located on this website.