The incident occurred at the Radford Studio Center in Los Angeles. Filming was not taking place at the time of the accident. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported that the man, who was preparing scaffolding for cinema and television equipment, and whose identity has not yet been determined, died of his wounds.
“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family and friends, and our support is behind the investigation into the circumstances of this incident,” a Marvel spokesperson said in a statement.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) opened an investigation into the accident.
Filming of the film Wonder Man, starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Ben Kingsley, was expected to resume in March after it was postponed due to the recent strikes in Hollywood. The Disney+ series focuses on Simon Williams, who joins the world of superheroes after being granted supernatural powers.
Although deaths and serious injuries on the sets of films and TV shows are relatively rare, there have been a number of high-profile incidents in recent years. Cinematographer Halina Hutchins, 42, died after being shot while filming Rust in 2021. Actor Alec Baldwin has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter. In 2018, a production assistant died while filming the TV series Power after being hit by a car. The death was later ruled an accident.
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