Employee killed at Walt Disney World was trapped under utility vehicle

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WESH) — A Walt Disney World employee who died in an industrial accident Monday was trapped under a cart, officials said.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said it got a 911 call around 9:15 a.m. to respond to a guard gate next to the Pop Century Resort at Disney.

Deputies said they found Juan Alberto Ojeda, 33, unconscious. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Reedy Creek Fire Department.

According to deputies, the victim, a vehicle technician, became trapped under the cart he was working on. Investigators said he was working on a utility vehicle at a maintenance facility when the cart moved and eventually landed on top of Ojeda.

The accident happened in an industrial area near the Pop Century Resort and Waldorf Astoria golf course. 

“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. This is a tragic accident, and we are providing resources and care for those impacted and working closely with the proper authorities to understand how this happened,” George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort said in a release.

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