Cruise ship worker dies in elevator accident

Posted at 5:36 AM, Jan 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-01 05:39:17-05

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.

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.