CBS 10 in Tampa Bay is reporting that two people were injured on the Norwegian Breakaway while it was docked at Port Canaveral in Florida. While both of the cruise ship injuries happened on November 5, each resulted from a separate incident.
One injury occurred when an elderly woman in her 80s slipped and fell, according to NBC 2 in Orlando. The fall caused the woman to break her arm.
The other injury involved a male crewmember having something fall on his head. The head trauma resulted in a neck injury for the man, who afterwards complained of numbness and dizziness, according to reports.
According to Bay News 9 in St. Petersburg, both the crewmember and the passenger were taken to Brevard County hospitals after their accidents. Officials reported that when the Breakaway docked at Port Canaveral around noon that day, two waiting helicopters had arrived to take the two accident victims to the hospital.
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Did You Know?: Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among those age 65 and older.
Sources: http://baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/11/5/two_people_injured_o.html, http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/brevard-county/crew-member-passenger-hurt-on-cruise-ship-in-port-canaveral/-/11788124/22813650/-/syt0ol/-/index.html, http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/Pages/OlderAdultFalls.aspx