A crew member has died following a fall on the set of the brand new Marvel collection Wonder Man.
The man, a rigger, fell from a catwalk on to a stage on the Radford Studios simply outdoors Los Angeles on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Department stated.
A spokesperson for Marvel confirmed the person’s demise and the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner recognized him as 41-year-old Juan Carlos Osorio of Temple City, California.
“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family and friends, and our support is behind the investigation into the circumstances of this accident,” a Marvel spokesperson stated.
Riggers arrange scaffolding to carry lights, cameras and different tools at totally different angles. Filming was not going down on the time of the accident, and manufacturing was halted for the day.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will examine.
Matthew D Loeb, president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, stated the union was shocked and saddened following the incident.
“We are working to support our member’s family, and his fellow members and colleagues,” he stated in a press release. “Safety on set is our highest priority and we will assist Cal/OSHA in their investigation in any way that we can.”
Wonder Man is an upcoming Disney+ collection starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Simon Williams, a stuntman turned superhero. Filming is ready to start in March after delays because of the writers’ and actors’ strikes in Hollywood final 12 months.
Recent deaths on movie and TV units
Deaths on film and TV units are uncommon, though there have been just a few in recent times which have resulted in lawsuits and requires business reforms.
One of probably the most high-profile cases occurred in October 2021, when cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot by a gun held by actor Alec Baldwin throughout a rehearsal on the set of the western movie Rust in New Mexico.
Baldwin has pleaded not responsible to a cost of involuntary manslaughter.
In 2014, digital camera assistant Sarah Jones, 27, was killed in a prepare accident on the set of the film Midnight Rider, whereas in 2017, stuntman John Bernecker died on the set of The Walking Dead.
Between 1990 and 2014, a minimum of 43 folks died on units within the US and greater than 150 have been left with life-altering accidents, based on a 2016 report by the Associated Press information company.