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Report: Worker who died at Epcot fell off cherry picker

8 months 1 day 11 hours ago Wednesday, March 20 2019 Mar 20, 2019 March 20, 2019 8:18 AM March 20, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man who died in an industrial accident at Disney World's Epcot theme park fell from the elevated basket of a cherry picker.

The Orlando Sentinel reports witnesses told investigators that 58-year-old George Grimes was in the elevated basket of the small cherry picker, which he was loading into a pickup truck on March 12. Orange County Sheriff's officials said in a report that another witness saw the man "flying through the air" and hitting the ground.

The report noted that Grimes wasn't wearing safety equipment. Authorities said Grimes worked for Sunbelt Rentals.

An investigation continues.

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