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Passenger on Carnival Cruise Dies in Fatal Fall from Fourth Story

November 25, 2019

MIAMI, FL- writes that a man died on a cruise ship late last week as the vessel approached a port in Miami. The incident took place on Carnival Cruise's largest ship. The victim reportedly fell four stories from a balcony located on the ship's ninth deck. The man landed on the fifth deck.*

Medical staff members aboard the ship attended to the man, and the crew called the authorities once the ship was docked. The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s office determined that blunt force trauma caused the man’s death. While the investigation is still underway, initial reports indicate that the tragic death was accidental. 

The Carnival Horizon is a 3,954-passenger vessel that the cruise line introduced in 2018. The ship was returning after a six-day trip that took passengers to the Western Caribbean, Mexico, Jamaica, and the Cayman Islands.

Recently, another tragic death took place on a cruise ship. An eighteen-month-old child fell from a window while on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship last summer after the child's grandfather placed her in an open window on the eleventh floor of the vessel.

The family blames the cruise ship for not having glass or a screen in a window in the children’s areas. Royal Caribbean said that the windows provide needed ventilation. The family argues that the open windows create an unacceptable safety hazard for guests aboard the ship. Meanwhile, the grandfather is facing charges for negligent homicide. The grandfather says that he believed there was glass in the window and did not know that he was putting the child in danger. 

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