37-year-old Javier Jimenez died while working in a trench near a cast member entrance at the Disneyland Resort. Jimenez was a contractor and was not employed by The Walt Disney Company.
According to authorities, a crane carrying a large pipe accidentally hit a cross beam and knocked over a large metal plate which knocked over Jimenez who was in the trench.
Firefighters responded at 3:20 a.m. who transported Jimenez to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A Disneyland Resort spokesperson issued a statement saying, “We are saddened by this tragic accident involving a contractor and on behalf of Disneyland Resort extend our deepest sympathies to this gentleman's family, friends and coworkers.”