The U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act covers “employees,” defined as “any person engaged in maritime employment, including any longshoreman or other person engaged in longshoring operations, and any harbor-worker including a ship repairman, shipbuilder, and ship-breaker,” exempting some specific jobs. 33 U.S.C. § 902(3). The original Longshore Act only covered injuries occurring on the navigable waters of the United States to individuals working for a “maritime employer.”
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