LOS ANGELES, California – A tragic incident at Radford Studio Center in Studio City, California has led to the death of a rigger during the production of Marvel Studios’ “Wonder Man.” The worker, who fell from the rafters, has not been publicly identified.
Marvel Studios expressed their condolences, stating, “Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family and friends, and our support is behind the investigation into the circumstances of this accident.”
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be conducting an investigation into the incident. Matthew D. Loeb, president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, also commented on the tragedy, expressing shock and reiterating the organization’s commitment to supporting the worker’s family and colleagues.
The production for “Wonder Man,” which features Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, was set to begin next month, but has been delayed. The delay comes after last year’s dual Hollywood strikes.
The death of the rigger is a reminder of the potential dangers faced by workers in the entertainment industry. Safety on set is of the utmost importance, and the industry must continue to prioritize and enforce measures to prevent such tragic accidents from occurring.
As the investigation into the worker’s death continues, there will likely be a renewed focus on safety protocols and regulations within the entertainment production industry. The loss of the worker will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on those within the industry, and it serves as a sobering reminder of the inherent risks associated with production work.