Cruise ship worker dies in accident

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Posted on October 20, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 21 at 12:08 AM

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NEW ORLEANS -- A Carnival crew member working on the outside of a cruise ship has died from an accident Sunday morning, according to the Coast Guard New Orleans Sector.

It happened at about 9:50 a.m. on a Carnival Conquest cruise ship.

A Coast Guard spokesman said a worker was painting the side of the ship when other workers lifted the man lift, which flipped over and crushed the victim between the lift and the deck of the ship.

He was pronounced dead on the scene by EMS.

The victim hasn't been identified.

The Coast Guard is investigating the scene.

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