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What is the Jones Act?
Who is a Jones Act Seaman?
What Constitutes Jones Act Negligence by the Employer? Failure to properly train a seaman to do the assigned job safely Failure to provide proper equipment and safety gear Providing defective equipment Requiring work in a dangerous environment or unsafe manner Maintaining defective or hazardous conditions or machinery on the ship that can cause slips and falls, burns and other injuries Failure to provide sufficient crew to complete the assigned work Failure to provide competent co – workers Requiring excessive pushing, pulling or heavy lifting without proper safety equipment Unsanitary conditions aboard the ship causing injuries and illnesses Inadequate policies and/or supervision of crew to preve nt sexual or violent assaults and harassment Failure to promulgate or enforce safety rules Failure to correct known dangerous conditions or clear foreign substance on decks or ladders Failure to inspect to identify dangerous conditions or warn of known dan gers Failure to provide proper medical treatment