Indiana Barge Accident Results in Death of Crew Worker

Posted in Barge Accidents,Indiana Maritime News,Kentucky Maritime News on November 28, 2011

CANNELTON, IN – According to Indiana conservation officers, James Gamblin, 43, of Paducah, Ky. was working on the Ganis R. Brewer Barge, Monday night, Nov 21, when he died after the barge hit the wall of an Ohio River lock and he fell into the water.

News25ABC reports:

The impact caused the vessel’s barges to separate and Gamblin fell into the river about midway between Evansville and Louisville, KY.

Gamblin was wearing a life jacket and his body was found in a debris pile near the locks.

An autopsy is planned to determine whether he died of injuries from the fall or drowned.

Published by barge injury lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP