Passengers see horrible scene, Carnival cruise ship worker dies in elevator accident

Matt Davis image via CNN

MIAMI (AP) – An electrician aboard the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship was killed while working on an elevator during the final leg of a three-day cruise from Miami.

Miami-Dade police Det. Marjorie Eloi says 66-year-old Jose Sandoval Opazo of Liguria, Italy, died Sunday as a result of an apparent accident. In a news release, she said he was an electrician on the 2,056-passenger cruise ship.

Police and the cruise line are investigating the cause and released no further details.

A Florida family was on the cruise ship and came across the elevator where it happened. They said it was a horrifying, bloody scene. The passengers recorded video of the scene.

In a statement, the Miami-based cruise line said the accident occurred on an elevator. Officials say Carnival’s care team is providing support to Opazo’s family.

The company says a full investigation is underway.

Information from CNN was included in this report

Matt Davis image via CNN
Matt Davis image via CNN

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