A crew member working as a rigger tragically died in an accident on the set of Marvel Studios’ “Wonder Man” at Radford Studio Center in Studio City, Calif. The incident occurred on Tuesday when the crew member fell from a high walkway at Radford Studios. The exact circumstances of the accident are currently under investigation.
This unfortunate incident brings attention to the safety issues on film sets. According to a 2016 report, between 1990 and 2014, at least 43 people lost their lives on sets in the U.S. and over 150 suffered life-altering injuries. This incident serves as a reminder of the risks and dangers that crew members face while working in the entertainment industry.
Response and Support
Marvel Studios expressed their condolences in a statement, stating, “Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family and friends.” The studio is fully supporting the investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the accident. Furthermore, a fundraiser has been set up to support the family of the deceased crew member, which has already raised over $150,000 in just 24 hours.
Implications and Impact
- This incident raises questions about safety protocols and precautions undertaken on film sets.
- The accident highlights the need for comprehensive training and strict adherence to safety measures to prevent future tragedies.
- An increase in public awareness and scrutiny of industry safety practices is expected.
“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family and friends,” Marvel said in a statement.
As the investigation into this tragic incident continues, the entertainment industry as a whole will be looking to address and improve safety measures to ensure the well-being of all those involved in production.