A construction worker died at Disneyland after a steel plate fell on him while working in a trench at the Anaheim theme park.
Javier Jimenez suffered fatal injuries early Thursday morning at about 3:20 a.m., according to authorities. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving to the hospital.
“We are saddened by this tragic accident involving a contractor and on behalf of Disneyland Resort extend our deepest sympathies to Mr. Jimenez’s family, friends and coworkers,” said Liz Jaeger, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman, in a statement given to Deadline.
Authorities said that Jimenez was installing piping for a heating and air conditioning system outside of the theme park on Disneyland property. A crane carrying a large pipe accidentally hit a cross beam and knocked over a large metal plate which knocked over Jimenez who was in a trench.
OSHA is currently investigating the incident.
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