A Walt Disney World employee was killed in an accident at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. According to reports, 33-year-old Juan Alberto Ojeda was unresponsive at the hotel property and declared dead after 9 a.m.
In a statement, Walt Disney World Resort president George A. Kalogridis said, “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.”
The Orlando Sentinel reports that no additional information on the accident was available, but that this is still an evolving story.
Construction on the Disney Skyliner gondola system – the newest form of transportation at Disney World – is occurring at Pop Century. Officials have not stated that the accident was related to the Skyliner construction.
This aerial transportation system will connect several resorts, including Pop Century, with Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Disney will have resources available for other Cast Members who were impacted by the accident and are working with authorities to determine what happened.
Our thoughts are with the family and co-workers at this time.
Source: Orlando Sentinel