Disney cast member killed in industrial accident near resort, officials say

Death investigation underway

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A Walt Disney World cast member was killed in an industrial accident near Pop Century Resort Monday morning, according to to officials.

Officials from the Orange County Sheriff's Office said they received a 911 call from 1153 Century Drive around 9:18 a.m. and arrived to find 33-year-old Juan Alberto Ojeda unconscious and unresponsive.

Reedy Creek Fire Department officials pronounced Ojeda dead at the scene, a news release said.

George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort, said Ojeda was a Disney cast member.

"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 are working closely with the proper authorities to understand how this happened," Kalogridis said.

The investigation into the death is ongoing. 

Deputies said they were investigating the death as an industrial accident but did not provide further details.

Check back for more details on this developing story.

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