Worker dies after falling into Value-Added Tax of oil near amusement park

Elias Hubbard
August 15, 2018

A 61-year-old man died early Wednesday morning after he fell into a Value-Added Tax of oil on Disney property, according to a report by WKMG.

The fatal industrial accident was reported at 12:17 a.m.at 2010 South Service Lane in Bay Lake.

A 61-year-old man had slipped and fallen into a Value-Added Tax of oil at the facility.

According to deputies, the victim slipped and fell into the Value-Added Tax while working with another employee to empty oil and grease from a semi-truck at a Reedy Creek energy facility.

While witnesses attempted to help him get out, the fumes from the oil and grease byproduct overwhelmed the 61-year-old, allowing him to sink deeper.

Deputies said the 61-year-old man was standing on a grate when he slipped and fell into the Value-Added Tax.

The Reedy Creek Fire Department assisted in retrieving the victim's body.

The victim's name has not been released.

The man was an employee of Harvest Power, which converts organic waste into clean energy. "We are all deeply saddened by the loss of this co-worker".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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