Disneyland construction worker dies after 'tragic accident'

Taryn Ryder
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 07: A fence surrounds Sleeping Beauty Castle during the first day of a $300,000, extensive castle refurbishment at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Monday, Jan 7, 2019.  the work will continue through the spring. The refurbishment will not change the castle significantly.. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo: Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

A contractor at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. has died after a fatal accident.

Javier Jimenez, 37, was working in a trench overnight when a steel plate fell on him. Paramedics were called to the park about 3:20 a.m. and Jimenez was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

"We are saddened by this tragic accident involving a contractor and on behalf of Disneyland Resort extend our deepest sympathies to Mr. Jimenez’s family, friends and coworkers," Disneyland Resort spokesperson Liz Jaeger tells Yahoo Entertainment in a statement.

KNBC reports Jimenez was working for a contractor installing piping for a heating and air conditioning system outside of the theme park, but on Disneyland property. Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt said a crane carrying a large pipe accidentally struck a cross beam, which knocked over a large metal plate shoring up a wall. The metal plate knocked over the worker, who was in an 8-to-10-foot-deep trench, according to Wyatt.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.