yes, it can
Interviewing - Mates - Chief Engineers - Designated Duty Engineers - Interviews - Deckhands Able
Bodied Seamen - Tankermen - Dispatchers - QMED - Interviewing
Yes. Failing to disclose prior injuries had the effect of reducing
a Jones Act award of a seaman who was injured while working
for a towing company. In filling out job applications, the seaman
had indicated he had not suffered any on-the-job injuries and
did not have physical conditions that might interfere with or
hinder his job performance.

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