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Worker dies after falling into vat of oil near Walt Disney World in Florida

Posted: 8:28 AM, Aug 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-15 23:14:10-04

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a worker has died after falling into a vat of oil at a facility near Walt Disney World.

Lt. Emanuel Curry of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office told  the Orlando Sentinel  that the 61-year-old man slipped and fell into the vat early Wednesday while emptying oil and grease from a tractor-trailer.

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Deputies said witnesses tried to pull the man out of the oil but couldn’t help him. He became overwhelmed by fumes and slipped further into the vat.

The Reedy Creek Fire Department recovered the man’s body. His name wasn’t immediately released.

The facility where the accident occurred is part of a district created to provide municipal services to the Disney theme park.