Texas: Oil Well Maintenance Worker Was Not a “Seaman” Under Jones Act

A oil-rig “floorman,” whose duties included assembling, cleaning, and disassembling blowout preventers and piping on oil rigs, was not a “seaman” under the Jones Act [46 U.S.C.S. §§ 30104-30105] since he failed to demonstrate a substantial connection to a vessel in navigation...

Federal: Cook Was not a Seaman: No Jones Act Liability on Part of Employer

A cook, who spent approximately 6 out of a total of 195 days of his employment engaged in seaman’s work aboard the quarterbarge UNITY was not a seaman under the 30 percent status test set forth in Chandris, Inc. v. Latsis , 515 U.S. 347 (1995), held a federal district court. Accordingly, he could...