Major Scaffolding Collapse Near Disney World Leaves Two Dead

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Posted: August 29, 2018

A scaffolding collapse at a construction site near Disney World left two workers dead early this morning.

CBS News reports that the accident occurred at approximately 4:00 am when the scaffolding “gave way just above the sixth floor.”  A third worker was able to hold on and climb to safety.

Reports indicate that the accident happened at a $282 million hotel under construction by Marriott just outside the Disney property. The 16-story structure, known as JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort, is being developed by private investment group DCS Investment Holdings.

Investigators are currently unsure what caused the collapse.