Authorities investigating deadly accident at Walt Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly industrial accident on Walt Disney World property.

Someone called 911 around 9:18 a.m. Monday about a man in his late 30s who was unconscious and not responsive.

The call for help came from 1153 Century Drive, which is near Disney’s Pop Century Resort.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by the Reedy Creek Fire Department. Deputies did not release the man's name or how he died.


"All of us at Walt Disney World Resort are deeply saddened today by the loss of one of our Cast Members," said George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort, in a statement to WFTV. "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."

The investigation is active and ongoing, deputies said.