Worker at Disneyland Killed When Steel Plate Falls on Him

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ANAHEIM (CNS) - A man working in a trench at Disneyland in Anaheim suffered fatal injuries today when a steel plate fell on him.

Paramedics were called to the park about 3:20 a.m. and took the man to a hospital, according to a Metro Net Fire dispatcher. The 38-year-old man was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital, according to Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.

The man was working at the park for a contractor installing piping for a heating and air conditioning system outside of the theme park on Disneyland property, Wyatt said.

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, Wyatt said.

The name of the victim was not disclosed.

“We are saddened by this tragic accident involving a contractor and on behalf of Disneyland Resort extend our deepest sympathies to this gentleman's family, friends and coworkers,” said Liz Jaeger, a spokeswoman for Disneyland Resort.

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