A man who worked for Carnival Cruise as an electrician was killed in an elevator accident over the weekend. According to reports on KFOR.com, the electrician was working in the elevator shaft when the elevator descended. Carnival has not commented on the situation beyond stating that a crew member had died and that the company extended their condolences and support to the family of the deceased.
The scene of the accident was first discovered by passengers on the cruise who filmed footage of blood streaming down the elevator door. Apparently, there was also a passenger inside of the elevator at the time of the accident. Soon after the scene was discovered, crew members closed off the area. Though an investigation is reportedly underway, it is not clear why the elevator was not deactivated prior to the accident.
Two passengers of Miami, Florida-based Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Summit lost their lives while sixteen others sustained injuries, two of them critical, after the tour bus they were riding in crashed on Sunday, December 6 in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
Reports noted that the excursion bus apparently lost control near Round Hill on the Cane Garden Bay Hill.
A statement quoting the Office of Premier of the British Virgin Islands Orlando Smith said that the Royal Virgin Islands police force, the Royal Island fire and rescue department, emergency medical responders, members of the British Virgin Island Tourist Board, and cruise ship personnel from the Celebrity Summit cruise line responded to the scene of the accident. The victims were transported to Peebles Hospital for treatment.
Celebrity Cruises said of the incident that “the bus was independently operated, and not part of any Celebrity-sponsored shore excursion…We will refer questions about the accident and its investigation to local authorities.”
A tour bus crash during a cruise ship excursion killed two people and injured 16 others, two of which are critically injured. The incident occurred on Dec. 6 in Tortola, an island in the British Virgin Islands, and involved Celebrity Summit cruise line passengers.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., the parent company of Celebrity Summit said on Twitter that the Summit’s captain was at the local hospital visiting injured passengers.
The excursion bus had apparently lost control on a steep and wet road, but no further details were provided.
A statement released by Celebrity Cruises revealed the following: “The bus was independently operated, and not part of any Celebrity-sponsored shore excursion. We will refer questions about the accident and its investigation to local authorities.”
This is not the first time Celebrity Cruise passengers have been injured. In 2009, Celebrity Summit passengers sustained serious injuries when an open-air excursion vehicle veered off the roadway in Dominica.