Disneyland construction worker dies after 'tragic accident'

Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo: Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

A contractor at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. has died after a fatal accident.

Javier Jimenez, 37, was working in a trench overnight when a steel plate fell on him. Paramedics were called to the park about 3:20 a.m. and Jimenez was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

"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," Disneyland Resort spokesperson Liz Jaeger tells Yahoo Entertainment in a statement.

KNBC reports Jimenez was working for a contractor installing piping for a heating and air conditioning system outside of the theme park, but on Disneyland property. Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt said a crane carrying a large pipe accidentally struck a cross beam, which knocked over a large metal plate shoring up a wall. The metal plate knocked over the worker, who was in an 8-to-10-foot-deep trench, according to Wyatt.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

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