Disneyland Construction Worker Dies After Overnight Accident

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The man went into cardiac arrest and paramedics provided CPR.

A construction worker severely injured overnight at Disneyland in Anaheim when a metal plate fell on him has died. 

“We are saddened by this tragic accident involving a contractor and on behalf of Disneyland Resort extend our deepest sympathies to Mr. Jimenez’s family, friends and coworkers," Disney said in a statement. 

The accident occurred around 3:20 a.m. when the worker for a third-party construction contractor was among a crew installing new chiller pipes in a trench for an HVAC system backstage. A piece of equipment accidentally struck a cross beam causing the plate to fall, Sgt. Daron Wyatt, spokesman for the Anaheim Police Department, told The Hollywood Reporter

The man went into cardiac arrest and paramedics provided CPR, KNBC reported. He was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced dead.  

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is on the scene investigating.