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Worker who died at Epcot fell off cherry picker, report says

Posted: 9:10 AM, Mar 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-20 13:10:53Z
 Sheriff's officials say a worker died after falling at a construction site behind the France pavilion in the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World on March 12, 2019.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man who died in an industrial accident at Disney World's Epcot theme park fell from the elevated basket of a cherry picker.

The Orlando Sentinel reports witnesses told investigators that 58-year-old George Grimes was in the elevated basket of the small cherry picker, which he was loading into a pickup truck on March 12.

Orange County Sheriff's officials said in a report that another witness saw the man "flying through the air" and hitting the ground. The report noted that Grimes wasn't wearing safety equipment.

Authorities said Grimes worked for Sunbelt Rentals.

An investigation continues.