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Man dies near Walt Disney World after falling into vat of byproduct

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A man died near Walt Disney World by falling into a  vat of oil and grease byproduct Wednesday morning, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Reedy Creek energy facility near Disney’s Animal Kingdom shortly after midnight

Deputies report two men, including a 61-year-old man, were working at the facility, emptying oil and grease byproduct into a vat when the 61-year-old slipped, the Sentinel reports.

While witnesses attempted to help him get out, the fumes from the oil and grease byproduct overwhelmed the 61-year-old, allowing him to sink deeper.

The sheriff’s office has not released names.