One of the most gruesome and tragic cruise ship accidents to occur happened recently when a Carnival cruise electrician was crushed to death while doing routine maintenance on one of Carnival’s vessels. The circumstances surrounding how this accident occurred are not entirely clear yet, but we do know that the ship’s safety system had been disabled before the accident, which left the electrician unprotected.
The cruise ship accident lawyers of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano have experienced alongside their clients just how terrifying and traumatic certain cruise ship accidents can be. While it is rare to see an electrician crushed in an elevator shaft on a cruise ship, such sudden and catastrophic events do occur. When they do, injured individuals and their loved ones may have legal options available to them, depending on the specific facts of the case.
This particular Carnival cruise accident occurred when the electrician was standing on top of an elevator in the elevator’s shaft on the 6th floor of the cruise ship. The elevator suddenly began moving upwards towards the 9th floor, and there was nothing the electrician could do to prevent being smashed between floors. Evidence of this fatal accident was caught on video by some passengers and is quite graphic. The safety system may have been disabled temporarily to allow the electrician to perform maintenance, but additional facts are not yet known to determine what was the cause of this accident.
This is a type of accident that is unexpected, and certainly not the typical cruise ship accident. However, it is a tragedy that demonstrates that cruise ship accidents are not always limited to passengers falling, passengers getting sick, or pool drownings, among others. Accidents come in many shapes and forms and range in severity. This is at the top of the spectrum and is considered catastrophic. As such, anyone seeking the advice of an attorney should understand how important it is to have the most experienced attorney possible who understands the law governing cruise ship accidents, and who has handled similar cases in the past.
The Carnival electrician did not need to lose his life while performing his job duties, and nobody should ever have to go through the same situation in the future. While the safety system had apparently been overridden to allow the electrician to handle routine maintenance, the question remains as to why the elevator moved in the first place. This is something that may be discovered by working alongside a qualified attorney.
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If you have suffered injuries as a result of a cruise ship accident, it may be time to discover what options you may have if someone else is responsible for your injuries. What happened to the Carnival cruise electrician is horrifying to all of us, and is a tragedy that may have been prevented. At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, we have more than 130 years of combined professional experience. We have seen a variety of cruise ship accidents that range in severity and continue to help injured victims fight for their rights and recover what they deserve. Our law firm has received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and has also been named a Top South Florida Law Firm by the Miami Herald. If you would like to speak with our South Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys to discuss the injuries you or a loved one suffered, contact Greenberg, Stone & Urbano today by calling (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 to schedule your free consultation. You may also contact us online by visiting our website.