In shocking news, a worker on the Carnival Conquest was crushed to death while working on the ship in New Orleans. This comes shortly after a young boy drowned while on a different ship with this company. On Oct. 21, Daily Mail reported that this death happened while the man was working outside of the ship.
This man was crushed between a cherry picker and a platform that holds lifeboats. These cherry pickers are used to lift up the workers so that they can work on things on the side of the boat. The medical team from the ship and also paramedics showed up but there was nothing they could do. This ship was at its home port in New Orleans.
This happened around 10 a.m. and police did respond. The Carnival Cruise Line doesn't seem to be able to catch a break lately. Ever since the Carnival Triumph broke down in the Gulf of Mexico things have been going downhill. If this continues, it will be hard for them to sell any cruises.