'Deadliest Catch' crabber sues over fireworks injury

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Posted: Jan 15, 2015 7:01 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — A crab fisherman featured on the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" TV show is suing his former employers over a fireworks injury he suffered aboard the Time Bandit in 2013.

The Seattlepi.com reports (http://is.gd/MsweJP ) that David Zielinski was working as a deckhand on the Time Bandit when a mortar-style firework blew up in his hand. Bones in his right hand and forearm were shattered.

Zielinski filed a lawsuit Tuesday in King County Superior Court, saying the firework was a Time Bandit-brand device that exploded prematurely. According to media accounts, Zielinski was taken to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and flown to Seattle for treatment.

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Court papers say the effects of the accident are hurting Zielinski financially. Time Bandit and New Era Alaska Inc. are named as defendants.


Information from: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, http://www.seattlepi.com/