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Two Orlando construction workers fall to their deaths while on worksite

Posted: 9:14 AM, Aug 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-29 15:27:58Z

Two construction workers died Wednesday morning after falling seven stories from a scaffolding.

They were working at a hotel near a Walt Disney World resort when the fall happened.

A third worker was able to hang on and climb himself to safety.

The call came in around 4:15 Wednesday morning and there were about 18 workers on scene at the time, according to Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles.

The construction workers were on top of the hotel above the sixth floor, where concrete was being poured.

The support structure they were standing on gave way, causing two workers to plummet to their deaths.

The third worker sustained minor injuries.

Jachles says the sheriff's office and federal investigators are investigating the incident.