A Cast Member at the Walt Disney World Resort was killed in an industrial accident on Monday. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was called to a guard gate near Disney’s Pop Century Resort. Juan Alberto Ojeda, 33 was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to authorities, Ojeda was a vehicle technician and was working on a utility cart when he became trapped underneath. The cart drove up onto a curb and hit a fence before landing on top of the Cast Member. Two witnesses were able to get to Ojeda quickly but they were unable to help for fear of injuring him further. He went unconscious a few moments later.
“All of us at Walt Disney World Resort are deeply saddened today by the loss of one of our cast members. Our thoughts and concerns are with his family, friends, and fellow co-workers.” Walt Disney World President George A. Kalogridis said. “This is a tragic accident, and we are providing resources and care for those impacted and are working closely with the proper authorities to understand how this happened.”
Juan Alberto Ojeda leaves behind a wife and a son. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
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