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Worker dies in 'industrial accident' at Walt Disney World

1 year 2 months 1 week ago Monday, July 09 2018 Jul 9, 2018 July 09, 2018 1:57 PM July 09, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: WFTV

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say they're investigating the death of a worker at Walt Disney World Resort.

An Orange County Sheriff's Office news release says deputies found an unconscious and unresponsive man Monday morning after responding to a 911 call near Disney's Pop Century Resort. Reedy Creek Fire Department pronounced him dead at the scene.

The sheriff's office is calling the death an industrial accident, but no details were immediately released about what the man had been doing or what killed him. Park president George Kalogridis said in a statement that park officials are working with authorities to determine what happened.

"All of us at Walt Disney World Resort are deeply saddened today by the loss of one of our Cast Members," said George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort in a statement to WFTV.  "This is a tragic accident, and we are providing resources and care for those impacted and are working closely with the proper authorities to understand how this happened.

The victim's name and specific job weren't immediately reported.

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