Occupational Safety & Health Reporter℠

Worker Dies After Fall Into Vat of Oily Food Waste at Disney World

Aug. 15, 2018, 6:34 PM

A worker died after falling into a vat of oily byproduct early Aug. 15 at a facility that converts food waste from the Walt Disney World Resort into biogas.

The 61-year-old man—an employee of Harvest Power in Bay Lake, Fla.,—and a co-worker were emptying an oil or grease byproduct from a tractor-trailer truck into the vat when the man slipped from a grate, according a report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters from the Reedy Creek Fire and Rescue Department were sent to the...

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