Workers Dead Near Disney World After Scaffolding Collapse

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the recent tragedy that killed 2 construction workers. A section of the scaffolding collapsed at the site of the planned JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort, a $282 million project with 516 rooms. It is surrounded by Disney resorts but is not a Disney property.

The scaffolding collapse led to the construction workers falling to their deaths. A third person almost met the same fate.

The two workers who were killed, identified by police as 34-year-old Lorenzo Zavala and 46-year-old Jerry Bell, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Orange County Fire Rescue said the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also involved in the investigation.

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