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Man Dies in Epcot Construction Accident

Some terrible news coming out of Walt Disney World last night that a worker has died in an accident at an Epcot construction project.

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure construction
Epcot’s France construction project photo by @Bioreconstruct

WFTV.com is reporting that 58-year-old George Grimes was killed around 5:14 pm after falling while working on the France expansion project in Epcot’s World Showcase. It was a very bad fall as Reedy Creek firefighters pronounced the man dead at the scene.

At this time it doesn’t seem like there has been any foul play and it was just an accident, but an investigation is being conducted.

Disney has declined to comment on the incident at this time.

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure construction scaffolding
Scaffolding in France expansion – photo by @Bioreconstruct

As you know Epcot is in the middle of a big expansion/renovation project and one of those areas is expanding the France pavilion behind where it currently is. That expansion includes the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure attraction which will be similar to the Disneyland Paris original.

There are no details yet about where Grimes fell from, but it’s possible that it could have been from this attraction building as it’s quite high.

It’s the green building there on the right:

Aerial of France Pavilion construction – photo by @Bioreconstruct

We’ll keep you updated with any new information regarding this accident as it comes out…

News Source: WFTV.com

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Patricia Tarin

Monday 18th of March 2019

Prayers for the family

Leigh

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

I feel bad for him and his family I’m sorry it happened.

Ziggy

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

terrible news indeed

Marion

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

How sad for him and especially his family. :( As much as folks complain about Safety protocol it's value can never be under estimated. Work safe my friends.

Ziggy

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

You're absolutely right. Hopefully all the workers take the right precautions...