Carnival Cruise Ship Worker Killed in Accident at New Orleans Port
A Carnival cruise ship worker was killed while working on the outside of the Carnival Conquest in a New Orleans port on October 20. The worker was killed while operating a man lift, a piece of equipment that raises workers up to the exterior of ships. Carnival Cruise Lines released a statement that claimed the crewmember was doing maintenance and became wedged between the device and a platform that held a lifeboat.
In the statement, Carnival said the ship’s medical team responded to the accident, as well as local paramedics, but that the crewmember did not survive. The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the accident and has not yet identified the victim.
Working on a private vessel, such as a cruise ship, can be a rewarding experience, but also a dangerous workplace if overhead crews are negligent. Crewmembers who work on a vesel are covered by the Jones Act for any injuries due to negligence and can also sue under general maritime law for unseaworthiness. Workers that are injured on board vessels may be able to sue for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and any other costs of injury or death.
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Latti & Anderson’s Little Extra: Carnival is the world’s largest cruise ship operator and owns almost half of all cruise ships worldwide.
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