Construction worker sues Marriott after watching coworkers die on site near Disney

in Orange County News & Events

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel

A coworker of two men who fell to their deaths at a hotel construction site near Walt Disney World’s Epcot last year has sued Marriott and others in Orange Circuit Court, saying the companies acted with “gross negligence” by not providing sufficient safeguards for workers.

A scaffold 80 feet up supporting the men collapsed on Aug. 29, 2018, under the weight of concrete being poured during the 16-story hotel’s construction. The hotel remains on schedule to open early next year, according to Marriott’s website.

DCS Investment Holdings, Bonnet Creek Venture, PCL Construction Services, Kimley-Horn & Associates, C&C Pumping Services, Cemex and Universal Engineering Sciences also were named in the lawsuit, which seeks financial compensation.