Construction worker killed at Walt Disney World

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

The Reedy Creek Fire Department responded to an unconscious man identified as Juan Alberto Ojeda, 33, who was unresponsive near Disney’s Pop Century Resort. He was declared dead at the scene shortly after 9 a.m. Monday. The company is building a gondola transportation ride there.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

So what's the hubbub with this? Not really any info released. Anyone know what happened?

Diana Welz's avatar

I think they were covering up the incident.

How so? They made it public it as soon as it happened and the media reported it.

Disney parks have a death toll higher than class action park but for some reason nobody cares.

Dale K's avatar

Wheres the proof to back up that claim?

Is your source the Dippin Dots guy?

Last edited by Dale K,

A quick google search will back up that claim. Action park is listed as having six desths during their operation. While Disney (I didn’t bother going through each park, stopped once I reached seven deaths between HS and the bus/parking terminal) surpasses that number. Although culpability/liability aside, ALOT of Disney deaths are attributed to cardiac arrest, stroke, etc. And alot of those were undiagnosed heart trouble.

But the assertion of More deaths at Disney remains valid. Just uncertain of the correlation he’s trying to make.

kpjb's avatar

Unless you weight that by number of visitors it doesn't mean much. (Even if you do, it doesn't mean much, but still...)


Dale K's avatar

I look at it this way.

Action park was opened for 18 years with a total number of 6 deaths. 6/18 = .333 deaths per year.

Disney World has been open for 46 years with 14 deaths(7 had prior health conditions) so 14/46 = .304 per year, take out the prior conditions .152 deaths per year.

Also factor in what kpjb said.

Then again my math could be wrong.

Raven-Phile's avatar

Average yearly attendance at Disney World is 52 Million visitors, give or take. I doubt Action Park saw that number throughout its entire lifespan.

ApolloAndy's avatar

California is more dangerous than the sun because more people die in California.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Raven-Phile's avatar

California is more dangerous than everything because proposition 65 says so.

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