1 Worker Killed, 1 Hurt In Separate Disney World Accidents

Posted at 12:46 PM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 12:46:54-04

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Sheriff’s officials say a man was injured in an industrial accident at Walt Disney World, hours after another man was killed in a separate accident.
Orange County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Ingrid Tejada-Monforte says in a news release that the man fell near Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge late Monday. He called 911 and was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries not thought to be life-threatening.
Earlier on Monday, Tejada-Monforte said Juan Alberto Ojeda was pronounced dead at the scene near the Pop Century Resort.
In a statement Monday, Walt Disney World Resort President George A. Kalogridis called Ojeda’s death a tragic accident and said the company is providing resources and care for those affected. His statement didn’t provide details about the nature of the accident, which remains under investigation.

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