Two Turkish workers are dead after being exposed to noxious gases in an engine room on board the famous ship from ABC’s “The Love Boat.” The boat had arrived in Turkey to be disassembled for parts after suffering significant flooding damage during its voyage.
Ten workers were sent to the ship’s engine room to siphon out water with electrical pumps when the devices started emitting toxic gases. All ten workers were rushed immediately to hospital, where two of the workers died of smoke poisoning.
The remaining eight workers were discharged from the hospital shortly after the incident. Authorities will begin an investigation into the deaths of the workers once all water and smoke is removed from the ship.
Wrongful death due to defective equipment on older ships can leave families with more questions than answers. If your loved one is killed working on a boat, you could be left with overwhelming costs. Contact our Jones Act attorneys today for a free consultation if someone you love has suffered at the hands of another’s negligence at sea.
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