1 Worker Killed, Another Injured at Disney World

2 separate accidents occurred on Monday in Florida
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 10, 2018 12:50 PM CDT
In this file photo, tourists crowd around Cinderella's Castle to watch a performance at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.   (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

(Newser) – Sheriff's officials say a man was injured in an industrial accident at Walt Disney World in Florida, hours after another man was killed in a separate accident. An Orange County Sheriff's spokeswoman says 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, per the AP. Earlier on Monday, Juan Alberto Ojeda was pronounced dead at the scene near the Pop Century Resort. In a statement, Walt Disney World Resort President George A. Kalogridis called Ojeda's death a tragic accident and said the company is providing care for those affected. His statement didn't provide details about the nature of the accident, which remains under investigation.

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