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Scaffolding collapse kills 2 at construction site near Disney World

Scaffolding collapses at hotel construction site near Disney World, killing two workers who died after falling seven stories to the ground

  • Four constructions workers were preparing to pour concrete between the sixth and seventh floors of construction on a JW Marriott hotel when tragedy struck
  • Scaffolding collapsed beneath their feet, resulting in two falling to their deaths
  • A third person was able to hang on and only suffered minor injuries
  • The fourth person who was on the scaffolding at the time was not injured
  • Names of the victims have not been released, and the cause is not yet known
  • The incident, which occurred in Orange County, Florida, will be investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Two construction workers died on Wednesday morning after falling seven stories from collapsed scaffolding, near Walt Disney World in Florida. 

The accident occurred at a JW Marriott hotel that is under construction, in unincorporated Orange County.

Additional workers who were on the scaffolding were not seriously injured.

There were four construction workers on the support structure at the time, WFTV reported.

Two construction workers died on Wednesday morning after falling seven stories from collapsed scaffolding while working on a JW Marriott hotel construction site near Walt Disney World in Florida

The personnel were working between the sixth and seventh floors of the building when the scaffolding that was supporting them fell apart beneath their feet.

The two workers who died fell to the ground, and were pronounced dead at the scene, OCFR said. 

‘A third worker hung on and managed to climb to safety when [the] scaffold/support gave way,’ OCFR said.

The personnel were working between the sixth and seventh floors of the property when the scaffolding that was supporting them fell apart beneath their feet

The personnel were working between the sixth and seventh floors of the property when the scaffolding that was supporting them fell apart beneath their feet

That person suffered minor injuries but refused to be taken to a medical facility.

The fourth person was not injured, officials said. 

The workers were preparing to pour concrete at the time of the accident. 

The scaffolding came down along the 14900 block of Chelonia Parkway, near the intersection of Bonnet Creek, close to Disney World

The scaffolding came down along the 14900 block of Chelonia Parkway, near the intersection of Bonnet Creek, close to Disney World

The two workers who died fell to the ground, and were pronounced dead at the scene

The two workers who died fell to the ground, and were pronounced dead at the scene

Additional workers who were on the scaffolding were not seriously injured, OCFR said

Additional workers who were on the scaffolding were not seriously injured, OCFR said

The scaffolding came down along the 14900 block of Chelonia Parkway, near the intersection of Bonnet Creek.

The cause of the scaffolding failure is unknown at this time.

The incident will be investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), authorities said.

Pictured is an artist's impression of the hotel that is under construction at this time

Pictured is an artist’s impression of the hotel that is under construction at this time

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