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Construction Worker at Disneyland Tragically Dies in Construction Accident

September 07, 2019

ANAHEIM, CA – According to an online news report at, a construction worker who was working at Disneyland died after a steel plate fell on him.  He was 38-years-old.*

A construction worker died after a steel plate fell on him at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.  The victim was identified as a man, aged 38.  “We are saddened by this tragic accident involving a contractor and on behalf of Disneyland Resort extend our deepest sympathies to [the victim’s] family, friends and coworkers," a Disneyland spokesperson noted.

At 3:20 a.m., emergency responders were dispatched to Disneyland where the man sustained injuries after a steel plate fell on him.  Paramedics quickly transported the man to the hospital where he later died.  The man was working as a subcontractor where he was in the process of installing piping for the heating and air conditioning system located outside of the park.

Per emergency responders, a crane that was transporting a long pipe hit a cross beam, which knocked over a metal plate that was holding up a wall.  The plate, upon impact, slammed into the victim, knocking him over.  At the time of the accident, the victim was located in an eight to ten foot deep ditch.

According to the news report, visitors have not been impacted by the accident.  However, vendors and employees were asked to follow a different route to get to work due to the accident investigation.   The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently conducting an investigation of the accident.  

Back in the early spring, a construction worker fell to his death at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT center in the France pavilion.  In this incident, the victim was employed by a third party while conducting a renovation to the area.  

There have been additional deaths at Disney Parks in the recent years. Back in 2018, a 33-year-old individual from Florida died after a battery struck him on Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.  In August of 2018, another individual working as a subcontractor fell to his death in a vat of oil located off of the Disney World grounds.

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