Construction Worker Sues After Injury at Animal Kingdom

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A construction worker is suing Disney after he was injured when a ditch he was digging collapsed on him at Animal Kingdom in 2016 .

The Orlando Sentinel reported that Robert Howard filed the lawsuit against Disney, as well as MLC Theming and Total Demolition Services, asking for more than $15,000 in damages.

Howard, who was not directly employed by Disney, was laying the foundation for new cages at Animal Kingdom when the ditch collapsed on him in March 2016.

Few details about the incident are available and there is no record of the injury being reported to OSHA.

Disney responded to The Orlando Sentinel with the following statement regarding the lawsuit:

“Nothing is more important to us than the safety of those who visit and work at our resort. We will respond to the allegations, as appropriate, in court.”

An attorney for Howard said his injuries were the result of “a dangerous condition on the premises.”

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What were the injuries? Only $15,000 would imply the injuries were very minor.