Construction worker sues over injury at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

in Disney News & Events

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel

A construction worker has sued after he says he was injured in 2016 when a ditch he was digging at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom collapsed on him.

Robert Howard and his wife, Terra Howard, of Citrus County, have filed a lawsuit against Disney, MLC Theming and Total Demolition Services that is seeking more than $15,000 in Orange Circuit Court.

When reached for comment, a Disney spokeswoman said in a statement, “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.”

Howard — who is not a Disney employee — was working on the ditch to lay the foundation for new animal cages at the theme park, his attorney Michael Damaso said.

“Robert W. Howard was injured as a result of a dangerous condition on the premises, to wit: an unsafe worksite,” the lawsuit said.

Court documents don’t provide many details about the incident. Damaso said they filed the lawsuit to find out what happened and so it doesn’t happen again.