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Former Disney Cruise Line Cast Member Sues Disney Due to Permanent Injuries From Exploding Chocolate

A former Disney Cruise Line Cast Member is suing the company after he suffered injuries in the ship’s galley. According to a report from WKMG Click Orlando, the one-time food manager was severely injured.

Michel Palus, a French citizen, suffered facial burns and permanent hearing loss in the left ear after a pressurized chocolate canister exploded in the pastry kitchen.

The accident occurred on November 18, 2018. Palus claims that Disney Cruise Line did not provide a reasonably safe work environment. Among his specific complaints are inadequate work space and a lack of non-heated work surfaces. In all, the lawsuit names 25 examples of the unsafe work environment.

The lawsuit also alleges that Disney Cruise Line did not provide a safety manual and that Palus did not receive proper care after the accident.

Palus is demanding disability pay and all entitled damages.

It has been a rough year for Disney Cruise Line. Sailings were discontinued shortly after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney Cruise Line recently canceled all sailings through December 2020.

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  1. Regardless of business conditions at this time, all employers are responsible for the safety of their workers. Disney should be held to account if liable.

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