Technician dies on set of Marvel series

A technician on the set of a new Marvel superhero TV series in Los Angeles died Tuesday, Disney announced.

The man, whose name has not been released, suffered injuries after falling from metal beams overlooking the studio.

He was one of the technicians responsible for building equipment such as scaffolding, lighting and power cables on film and television sets.

“Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to his family and friends, and we support the investigation into the circumstances of this accident,” a spokeswoman for Disney-owned Marvel said in a statement.

The accident comes at a time when the safety of film and television sets is under intense scrutiny following the tragic death of a cinematographer on Alec Baldwin's western “Rust” in 2021.

Working conditions in the industry were also at the center of strikes by actors and writers that paralyzed Hollywood for six months last year.

Unions representing technicians on film sets are set to renegotiate their own contracts with studios later this year.

The accident occurred on the set of the Marvel superhero series “Wonder Man” starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Ben Kingsley on Tuesday.

Ben Kingsley is expected to reprise his role as Trevor Slattery, which he first played in 2013's Marvel film “Iron Man 3.”

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