1 worker killed, 1 hurt in separate Disney World accidents

Cinderella's Castle at the Magic Kingdom, Disney World in Orlando, Florida, Photo Date: 10/5/2009 / Photo: Michael Gray / CC BY-SA 2.0 / MGN
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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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