Worker dies after falling into vat of oil near amusement park

Harvest Power facility in Bay Lake

Harvest Power facility in Bay Lake

The 61-year-old man slipped and fell into the Value-Added Tax while emptying oil and grease from a tractor-trailer, Emanuel Curry of the Orange County Sheriff's Office told the Orlando Sentinel.

The man and a co-worker were emptying oil and grease byproduct from a truck into a Value-Added Tax when the man slipped in and fell, WKMG reports. The man was emptying oil and grease from a tractor-trailer when he fell, according to deputies.

The sheriff's went on to describe the incident, saying that the witness attempted to pull the victim from the Value-Added Tax, but he was not able to do so.

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He became overwhelmed by fumes and slipped further down.

Reedy Creek Fire Department is said to have responded and assisted with the recovery of the victim. His identity has not yet been released. A Harvest Power representative said the company's Orlando location recycles organic waste for the Reedy Creek Improvement District. We're all deeply saddened by the loss of this coworker. "We are in shock and grief, and figuring out what happened".

An investigation is ongoing.

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