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“Industrial Accident” near France Pavilion in Epcot

Kamikaze

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This is what @truecoat was referring to when he said someone died at the Rat construction site.
 

larryz

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So sad for the family and co-workers.

And WDW won't be too happy when OSHA comes knocking, either...
 

seascape

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Most of the construction crews are contractors. Isn't compliance with OSHA standards on them, not Disney?
Construction accidents are horrible but happen all the time. When the NJ Devil's arena was build in Newark, NJ the construction company was about to celebrate a year without any injury and the day before they had one.

I feel real sad for anyone that gets injured or killed on the job. That is why we have OSHA. Yes, it's the contractors responsiblity for safety and not Disney's. However, Disney should state how sorry they are and wish the best to his family. Privately. I hope they reach out to his family and offer them a vacation to see what he was working for. I would hate for them to do this publicly.
 

BigThunderMatt

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The general contractor for Ratatouille, if this was related to that project, is not Disney.
To be fair though Disney isn't exactly known for getting the best of the best for contractors. They legitimately went through three different contractors for the Coronado refurbishment because the ones they hired kept screwing things up or having to go back and fix things or taking significantly longer than what they were quoted. Disney seems to love having to continually pay more to get the work done and then redone rather than paying a little more and getting it done RIGHT the first time.
 
To be fair though Disney isn't exactly known for getting the best of the best for contractors. They legitimately went through three different contractors for the Coronado refurbishment because the ones they hired kept screwing things up or having to go back and fix things or taking significantly longer than what they were quoted. Disney seems to love having to continually pay more to get the work done and then redone rather than paying a little more and getting it done RIGHT the first time.
This was like, the story of Shanghai Disney. So many small rebuilds and redos because of the poor quality of contractors. AND it was in China, obviously, so that played a factor.
 
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