Tragic Death Occurs On Marvel Set
A tragic accident occurred at Radford Studios just outside Los Angeles on Tuesday, as confirmed by the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim, identified as 41-year-old Juan Carlos Osorio fell from a catwalk onto the stage.
"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 spokesperson for Marvel expressed, confirming Osorio's death.
Osorio, a rigger, was involved in setting up scaffolding to hold lights, cameras, and other equipment. As a result, filming and production was halted for the day.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in America has launched an investigation into the accident.
Matthew D. Loeb, president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, conveyed shock and sorrow, stating, "Safety on set is our highest priority, and we will assist the OSHA in their investigation in any way that we can."
The incident casts a somber shadow over the entertainment industry, particularly as Radford Studios gears up for the filming of "Wonder Man," an upcoming Disney+ series starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Simon Williams, a stuntman turned superhero. Filming for these projects, previously delayed due to last year's strikes, was slated to commence in March.