Tuesday, August 18

Third employee death in Disney World this year

A Walt Disney World stunt performer (Anislav Varbanov) died Monday night after a fall during a rehearsal for the Indiana Jones show at the Hollywood Studios theme park. He was taken to the hospital and passed away there. Last month, the 21-year-old pilot of Monorail Purple passed away during a failed track switchover from the Epcot line onto the Magic Kingdom express line. And earlier this month, a 47-year-old employee playing the role of a pirate in the Pirate Training Academy show slipped on a puddle of water on the stage, hitting his head against the scenery. He was taken to the hospital with a broken vertebra in his neck and a cut that required 55 stitches. Due to complications, he died on August 10, 2009.

Incidents at Disney Parks