No. 80-3796.

683 F.2d 886 (1982)

Herman J. DOUCET, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. DIAMOND M DRILLING COMPANY, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied September 22, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

McLoughlin, Barranger, Provosty & Melancon, Lloyd C. Melancon, New Orleans, La., for defendant-appellant.

Young & Burson, Ltd., I. Jackson Burson, Jr., Joseph Bradley Ortego, Eunice, La., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before COLEMAN, POLITZ and GARWOOD, Circuit Judges.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied September 22, 1982.

COLEMAN, Circuit Judge.

Herman J. Doucet injured his back while working as a pusher for an oil well casing crew on a submersible drilling barge in the Gulf of Mexico, twenty miles off the Louisiana shore. Upon suit brought under 33 U.S.C., § 905(b),1 a jury in the Western District of Louisiana absolved Chevron U.S.A., Inc...

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