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Carnival Cruise Worker Crushed to Death by Lift While Working on Ship in Port

November 4, 2013
Colson Hicks Eidson

According to, a Carnival crew member was crushed to death while working on the outside of a cruise ship after becoming wedged between a lift and a platform on October 20.

The Harbor Police and New Orleans Police Department responded to the accident around 10 a.m. Carnival confirmed that their employee died after becoming stuck between a cherry picker and a platform holding one of the lifeboats. The man was performing maintenance work on the Carnival Conquest cruise ship while it was docked in New Orleans.

‘The ship’s medical team responded, along with local paramedics, but, tragically, the crew member died,” Carnival said in a statement.

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