Disneyland worker found dead inside haunted house attraction

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Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris. (Photo credit: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images)

MARNE-LA-VALLÉE, France — A maintenance worker was found dead inside the Phantom Manor attraction at Disneyland Paris on Saturday, according to Le Parisien.

An initial investigation revealed that the worker was electrocuted and died instantly.

The worker was trying to repair a broken light fixture inside the attraction when he was accidentally electrocuted, the newspaper reported.

Patrick Maldidier, Unsa union representative at Euro Disney, said the worker was a 45-year-old father from Noisy-le-Grand.

“He was very popular with his colleagues,” Maldidier told the newspaper.

The management at Disneyland Paris is “deeply saddened,” a spokesman for Euro Disney said.

This is not the first fatal accident that has happened at the park. In October 2010, an employee of a subcontractor was killed while cleaning a boat on the water ride “It’s A Small World.”