Javier Jimenez was working at a construction site related to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, when a terrible tragedy resulted in his death.
A spokesperson for the Anaheim Police Department said the incident involved Jimenez's construction team, who were installing a large pipe into a trench outside the park around 3:00 AM.
The pipe "accidentally struck a cross beam," causing a metal plate to fall into the trench, crushing Jimenez.
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Liz Jaeger, a spokesperson for Disneyland, issued a statement saying:
"We are saddened by this tragic accident involving a contractor and on behalf of Disneyland Resort extend our deepest sympathies to Mr. Jimenez's family, friends and coworkers."
Javier Jimenez funeral https://t.co/vv7lxaCTaw @WaltDisneyCo @DisneyChannelPR @Disneyland INSTEAD OF HUSHING IT UP,… https://t.co/TvI4gjDGp2— roneeb27 (@roneeb27)1567133901.0
Daron Wyatt, speaking for the Anaheim Police Department, says the incident is currently under investigation by California's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
@KTLA That’s my nephew and brother in law! Pray for him please!! That boy loved his daddy to pieces...🙏🏽🙏🏽— Doorpimp27 (@Doorpimp27)1567111319.0
Engineering News-Record reports that Jimenez was employed by the Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.
@KTLA So sad! Prayers to his loved ones.— Renee Malone (@Renee Malone)1567110598.0
Social media users were heartbroken by Jimenez's family's loss.
@KTLA So sad for this little boy. Prayers for the family of the victim.— Paul Nguyen (@Paul Nguyen)1567118043.0
@KTLA Disney better back up the Brinks truck for the family. May this man rest in piece.— Cr8z13 (@Cr8z13)1567110428.0
RIP Javier Jimenez, people don’t realize how dangerous our careers can be in the field. Prayers go out to your fami… https://t.co/TuMaErOukb— Daniel Leo Diaz ⁶ (@Daniel Leo Diaz ⁶)1567142041.0
@CNN That poor man 😢 rip and condolences to his friends and family— Angelique Navarro (@Angelique Navarro)1567118709.0
@CNN Incredibly sad. Condolences to the family.— Dream (@Dream)1567121031.0
A GoFundMe was set up by Angelina Arambula, the daughter of Jimenez's girlfriend.
"Javier was a devoted boyfriend, loving father and stepfather, an amazing son, brother and friend. His family was the most important thing to him. There was no father like him. He lived an extraordinary life and his memories will live with us forever."
@CNN This is the go fund me fore him. https://t.co/G66uAaLn8d— 𝕜𝕒𝕣𝕚𝕞𝕖 (@𝕜𝕒𝕣𝕚𝕞𝕖)1567145825.0
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