Carnival Cruise Lines has confirmed that one of its crew members has died in an accident while working on one of its ships.
The man was carrying out maintenance work on Sunday on the Carnival Conquest, which was docked in New Orleans, when he was crushed to death, reports the Daily Mail.
He had been working on the outside of the ship and died after becoming stuck between a cherry picker and a platform holding one of the lifeboats.
A Carnival spokesman told Nola.com: "Earlier today, while a crew member from the Carnival Conquest was elevated in a cherry picker performing maintenance work on the side of the vessel, he became wedged between the cherry picker and a platform holding one of the ship's lifeboats.
"The ship's medical team responded, along with local paramedics, but, tragically, the crew member died. The ship was docked in its home port of New Orleans at the time."
Cruise Critic reports that the statement added: "We extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to our crew member's family and loved ones in the wake of this terrible tragedy.
"Everyone in the Carnival family is heartbroken."
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