ORLANDO, Fla. — A worker at Disney’s Epcot died in an industrial accident Tuesday evening, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Male worker killed at Epcot in industrial accident
  • Man ID'd as George Walter Dewayne Grimes, 58
  • Deputies say man had fallen, was pronounced dead by fire dept.

The incident happened at 1790 Avenue of the Stars at Epcot. Upon arriving at the site around 5:19 p.m., deputies found 58-year-old George Walter Dewayne Grimes, who they say “suffered a fall.”

Grimes was pronounced dead by the Reedy Creek Fire Department.

According to the Sheriff’s Office’s preliminary investigation, they are calling the incident a “single-man accident,” and said there are no signs of foul play.

Grimes worked for Sunbelt Rentals Company. His family said he worked for Sunbelt for a year, and worked for Disney for over 30 years before that, according to Spectrum News reporter Greg Angel.


Sunbelt issued the following statement:

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of one of our team members in a tragic accident. We are working closely with local authorities."

The investigation is ongoing. No further details are available yet.