A man died while working at Disney World's 'Avenue of the Stars' in Epcot Park

Gustavo Caballero/Getty ImagesDisney World’s Epcot.
  • A Walt Disney World employee died on Tuesday.
  • The man fell during what officials are calling an “industrial accident” at Epcot.
  • There were no signs of foul play, investigators have said.

A man working at Walt Disney World died in an accident at the park on Tuesday, as Click Orlando reported.

A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office told INSIDER that the man fell in an accident on a construction site at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Park.

Around 5:20 pm on Tuesday, officials from the local fire department and sheriff’s office arrived at the 1790 block of Avenue of the Stars, near the France Pavilion, per Click Orlando.

According to a police statement reviewed by the New York Post, the man, who has since been identified as 58-year-old George Walter Dewayne Grimes, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesperson for Disney told Click Orlando that Grimes was contracted to work for the park by a third-party company called SunBelt Rentals.

Investigators have said there were no signs of foul play in what they are calling an “industrial accident.”

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Last month, Disney announced that Epcot would get a major overhaul in the coming years, with a new ride inspired by “Ratatouille” and an elaborate Skyliner gondola system on the way.

A representative for Walt Disney World didn’t immediately return INSIDER’s request for comment.

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