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Workers' compensation: Another Disney-related workplace death

During the activity of workers getting Disney's Epcot theme park ready for the 2022 celebrations of its 40th birthday, a tragedy claimed the life of a construction worker. The family of a 58-year-old worker will likely be eligible for workers' compensation survivor's benefits for financial assistance. Reportedly, the incident at this Florida theme park occurred on a recent Tuesday.

According to an incident report, Orange County firefighters and deputies rushed to the scene after receiving a call about an on-the-job accident. The circumstances that led to the fatal fall were not made public. However, authorities first responders arrived to find the victim already deceased.

The report also indicates that the accident happened in an area behind the France Pavilion where a 4-D ride and a new gondola system is under construction. The activities in which the worker was involved before the fall is not known, and Disney officials made no statement. An investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will likely follow to determine the cause and prevent similar incidents in the future.

Whenever a Florida family loses a loved one in a work-related accident, the surviving family members can file a death benefits claim with the state-regulated insurance system. The program typically assists families with the costs of a funeral and burial. Furthermore, benefits will also include a financial package to make up for lost wages. An experienced workers' compensation attorney can assist with the claims process to secure financial assistance to help a family cope with the day-to-day expenses after the death of a loved one.

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